Will Patent Battles End Free Linux?
Dec 25, 2007, 21:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Brandon)
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"Is the open-source community stealing ideas from commercial
vendors? IP Innovations seems to think so; the patent-holding
company recently filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against
Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell, claiming that Linux uses
ideas originally developed at the Xerox PARC laboratory.
"Open-source proponents say this a frivolous lawsuit from a
company whose unsavory business model is to sue companies over
intellectual property (IP) and patent issues..."