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NewsForge: How to Protect Your Project, Company–And Yourself–From Unwarranted IP Attacks

“Here at NewsForge, we have explored ‘What to do if you’re
involved in a code theft dispute.’ In that article, we made the
assumption that the involved parties are ethical and professional.
In this story, we’ll examine a specific and well-documented
situation in which unfounded accusations were leveled against a
free software project, describe the tactics used by such
assailants, and explain how to successfully deflect these attacks
and diffuse the situation.

“Corporate legal attacks on free software have increased in
recent years as open source code works its way into mainstream
consumer and enterprise markets and more media attention is placed
on intellectual property rights…”

Complete
Story

Related Story:
NewsForge: What
to Do If You’re Involved in Code-Dispute Litigation
(Oct 05,
2004)