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> Threat To Open Source Software, Software Patents in OPEN STANDARDS
DeadlyOats
post Feb 23 2005, 12:43 AM
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Hello folks, I realize this is a little off topic, but I think it's very important subject that needs to be heard where ever there are people who use, write, and in general love Open Source Software.

An industry consortium called OASIS is going to enact new rules on 15 April 2005. These rules involve the use of software patents in OPEN STANDARDS. These rules will in effect prohibit the distribution of Open Source Software starting 15 April 2005.

Here is a link to the article that describes this issue, with an opportunity for those of you who love and want OSS to continue as it always has to put in your two cents on this issue.

Hello folks, I realize this is a little off topic, but I think it's very important subject that needs to be heard where ever there are people who use, write, and in general love Open Source Software.

An industry consortium called OASIS is going to enact new rules on 15 April 2005. These rules involve the use of software patents in OPEN STANDARDS. These rules will in effect prohibit the distribution of Open Source Software starting 15 April 2005.

Here is a link to the article that describes this issue, with an opportunity for those of you who love and want OSS to continue as it always has to put in your two cents on this issue.

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2...050222131432302
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post Feb 23 2005, 09:06 AM
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