Category Archives: Software Licensing

Do you trust the software industry to safeguard your rights?

This was an interesting column, published at the holiday season back in 2003. I’ll add in updates/commentary in italics in-line with the original text. Hope that’s clear! The new year is always a good time to be thankful. In the … Continue reading

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The Protection Racket: Why Red Hat shares didn’t tank after Microsoft’s patent claims

Back in 2007, the big question on everyone’s mind was: How can open source projects withstand the threat of being sued by the big proprietary software companies holding thousands of software patents? Here’s how I saw the problem, back then. … Continue reading

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