The open source movement enlarges its shield

[ Thanks to GenKabuki for this link.

“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.'”

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