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OSDL Launches Patent Commons Project

By exclamation55
Nov 16, 2005

  1. http://www.patentcommons.org/

    A database containing more than 500 software patents and backed by big-name vendors has been posted online to foster development of litigation-free open source.

    Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has launched its Patent Commons Project with backing from IBM - the industry's largest holder of technology patents - Computer Associates International (CA), Novell, Red Hat, Intel and Sun Microsystems.

    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2005/11/16/osdl_patent_project/
    http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=CEEB7CEA-76D0-4DBC-8D4B-3016EA875E20
     
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