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ZDNet Australia: The Open Source Patent Conundrum

Feb 01, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

"The latest tactic in the software patenting battle is the granting of patent rights to open-source developers. But are the grants really the equivalent of wolves in sheep's clothing?

"That's not the only movement on the patent front. The possible approval of a software patenting measure in Europe this Wednesday could bring a barrage of lawsuits on both sides of the Atlantic, affecting proprietary software as well as the open-source community..."

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