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Reuters: New Free Software License Takes Aim at Patents

“The free software foundation said on Tuesday it would start
adapting rules for development and use of free software by
including penalties against those who patent software or use
anti-piracy technology.

“Free software needs to be licensed under specific rules to
guarantee that it can be freely studied, copied, modified, reused,
shared and redistributed. The Linux operating system kernel is one
of the best known examples of free software…”


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