September 1st, 2004

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Interetsing Article

Interesting article on patents and how they relate to Free and Open Source Software:

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040901004705872

Groklaw itself is an interesting application of the Bazar method of development (see The Cathedral and the Bazaar ) applied to the legal process. Just like how "With many eyes all bugs are shallow," Groklaw finds that with many eyes many legal arguments against Linux are shallow. Very few lawyers (AFAIK), but many law students and other people experienced in this border realm of technology and law. Neat stuff. Mostly focused on the SCO lawsuits, but regularly has articles like this one.
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