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

“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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