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vnunet: Experts welcome bid to protect Linux patents

Nov 23, 2005, 14:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Jaques)

"Recent moves to create an organisation to defend the Linux community from patent infringement cases has been given a cautious welcome by industry analysts.

"Gartner said that the newly launched Open Invention Network (OIN) initiative to acquire patents and offer them royalty-free in a bid to promote Linux is laudable, but 'only partly addresses the needs of the community'..."

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