OSI And FSF In Unprecedented Collaboration To Protect Software Freedom

“Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open
source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations
have collaborated publicly for the first time.

“Before Christmas I reported that the Open Source Initiative
(OSI) had written to the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) asking
them to investigate the acquisition of Novell assets by the CPTN
Group as a possibly anti-competitive move by CPTN’s four members. I
described that move as “unprecedented” because it was the first
time OSI had chosen to intervene in a competitive situation on
behalf of the open source community it represents.”

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