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LinuxInsider: Ancient Lessons and Open-Source Insurance

Aug 17, 2004, 23:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Some things never change. We have a lot more software patents today than we did 5,000 years ago, but the insurance market for the use of software is based on the same categories the Phoenicians used: insured, self-insured and uninsured.

"One company offering insurance specifically against patent and copyright infringement claims stemming from the use of open-source software is Open Source Risk Management (OSRM).

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