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OpenSim considering patent protection

“The Overte Foundation, which holds the OpenSim licenses,
recently released a contributors’ license agreement for its
developers. One possible anti-troll protection measure would be to
change the agreement so that if someone sues an OpenSim developer
for a patent violation, they will lose the right to use the OpenSim
code.

“OpenSim core developer Crista Lopes, inventor of the hypergrid
and treasurer of the Overte Foundation, said that the foundation’s
legal counsel will be looking over the suggestion.”


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