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Old 06-03-2013, 04:01 AM   #1
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LXer: Did Google Let Patent Trolls Quash Key Open Source Technology?


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From headline-grabbing threats by Microsoft to more subdued court battles involving the cloud, the open-source ecosystem has a pretty good record of winning patent challenges. But a crushing defeat has now tarnished that record with Google's (GOOG) grudging surrender in a campaign to make the open-source VP8 video codec ubiquitous across the Web. Free-software stalwarts need not panic, though: In this case, they can blame Google, not a systemic failure by the open-source world itself.

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