"Apparently patents do matter when it comes to open source
"In a teleconference preview ahead of next week's LinuxWorld
conference, Matthew Lawton, director of IDC's Worldwide Software
Business Strategies Group, revealed the results of a non-public
survey of IT end users about their attitudes toward software in
general and open source in particular.
"'The potential for copyright and patent infringement is the No.
1 inhibitor right now for organizations in adopting more open
source software in their organization,' Lawton said in the
afternoon conference call. 'Close behind that is the availability
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