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SearchEnterpriseLinux: LinuxWorld: Reactions Mixed to IBM Vow of No Patent Warfare on Linux

Aug 06, 2004, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Open source advocates reacted with mixed emotions to IBM's vow yesterday during a LinuxWorld Conference & Expo keynote not to use its patents as weapons against the Linux kernel.

"IBM senior vice president of technology and manufacturing Nick Donofrio said Linux and open source software development will spark IT innovation 'like no other thing in computing has done.' But he warned innovation could be stymied if businesses, the IT industry, educators and government do not create an environment where open source can thrive..."

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