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Once More Unto the Breach: OSRM, Lloyds of London, and Open Source Insurance

Aug 30, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

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"This news from last week was fascinating. Lloyd's of London is looking to offer insurance against potential IP litigation involving Linux and open source, and OSRM will be their sole U.S. agent.

"I have to wonder at this. How did the actuaries at Lloyd's members actually figure out the risks here? What dataset did they use? Do pharmaceutical companies sue hospitals over patent infringements rather than each other? Did they base their calculations on the lonely two suits brought about by SCO Group against Daimler-Chrysler and Autozone...?"

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