Study: Developers Do Not Want GPL 3 to Police Patents

“A new Microsoft-funded study has found that open-source
developers do not believe that licenses such as the upcoming GNU
General Public License 3.0 should enforce software patents or
prevent deals like the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement.

“The study by Harvard Business School professor Alan MacCormack,
in collaboration with Keystone Strategy, is titled ‘A Developers
Bill of Rights: What Open Source Developers Want in a Software


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