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Old 05-07-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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LXer: Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents


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The TomTom case exposed a long-simmering problem resulting from the combination of patents, proprietary software companies and open source. Andrew Tridgell recently patched Linux’s VFAT implementation, but the cult of silence that surrounds intellectual property will bedevil open source projects for some time to come.

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