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BusinessWeek: A Legal Gun in the Open-Source Corral

Nov 12, 2004, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Salkever)

"Q: So what exactly does your company do?

"A: People have known for a long time about the risk that patents pose to open-source software. There's no one company that owns the code and has a financial interest in defending everyone who is using it. You have hundreds of contributors. There's a gap in the way the licenses work. There's no warranty coverage. So open-source software remains vulnerable to patent lawsuits..."

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