[LINK] Coonan vs Conroy: What are the top issues?

Danny Yee danny at anatomy.usyd.edu.au
Mon Feb 18 09:43:37 EST 2008


Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> At a conference I attended recently, the issue of Risks 
> associated with the licensing disputes, was raised as an obstacle to the 
> use of Open Source Software let alone contributing to its development - not 
> sure if this was a one off or is a widespread concern.

As opposed to the licensing risks involved with using proprietary
software, which everyone just conveniently sweeps under the carpet
and ignores.

As for the "Linux violates 235 patents" claim, I'm willing to bet that
there'd be at least that many patents held by IBM, Novell, Red Hat,
etc. which Windows Vista could be seen as violating.

Danny.
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