The open source movement enlarges its shield
Mar 07, 2012, 15:06 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The consortium, known as the Open Invention Network, already
provides an array of patent protections to certain Linux and
open-source applications found on corporate data-center and
back-office servers. Today's announcement will extend those
protections to more than 700 additional open-source software
packages, including Android, Google's (GOOG) smartphone operating
system; OpenJDK, a popular programmers' development kit; and
applications relating to network management and security. "As the
Linux community expands," says the network's CEO Keith Bergelt,
'we've had to broaden the aperture of our protections.'"