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Seven US universities and four suppliers have agreed common standards for developing open source software. The universities and IT companies drafted the standards to protect open source software projects from third parties seeking to enforce patents. The four suppliers are Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Intel.... ... The seven universities are California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Illinois, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stanford and Texas.