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  • Patent review a feather in Linux, open source cap

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office last month agreed to review a patent on Microsoft's File Allocation Tables (FAT) technology. The Public Patent Foundation (PubPat) petitioned the USPTO to look at the patent, claiming it was not a novel i... 

  • Attacks against open source failing, says patent attorney

    Just before heading out to LinuxWorld, a patent attorney offered her insights into the current legal battles surrounding open source and advice for IT shops and software developers. 

  • IP, patents, copyrights no longer a Linux afterthought

    With LinuxWorld at hand, the issue of intellectual property, patents and copyrights isn't going away. 

  • Usenix president: Patent challenges will invade open source landscape

    There's no rest on the horizon for the lawsuit-weary open source community, said Marshall Kirk McKusick, president of the Usenix Association, a Berkeley, Calif.-based advanced computing user group. Battles over the ownership of software code are just... 

  • Torvalds: Code development process still 'fine'

    The success and maturity of the Linux development process has led to the operating system becoming a mission-critical fixture inside enterprise server rooms and data centers worldwide. But the informal ways of contributing code to the kernel appear t... 

  • Usenix president: Linux needs better paper trail

    Linus Torvalds and the Linux community didn't learn from history and are suffering the consequences as it repeats itself, said Marshall Kirk McKusick, president of the Usenix Association, a Berkeley, Calif.-based advanced computing user group. In thi... 

  • Linux, open source insurance firm announces offerings

    Open Source Risk Management creates two protection programs, one for companies in line to be sued by SCO Group and another for enterprise developers contributing code to the Linux kernel. 

  • GPL warrants heightened attention

    Vendors and enterprise developers must read the fine print in the General Public License that governs Linux, otherwise their business could be in jeopardy. 

  • Expert: Be smart about mitigating open-source IP risks

    Black Duck Software Inc. CEO Doug Levin had probably heard more software licensing and copyright infringement horror stories than anyone before unveiling his startup company and its first product in January, 2004. He surely holds that record now. Tho... 

  • SCO, CA at odds over Linux license

    Computer Associates says SCO Group's "tactics" get under its skin.