A conference on software patents and free software
Posted May 1, 2010 15:38 UTC (Sat) by dmarti
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What we need is a company that would be GPL patent pool by day, patent troll by night. Projects could get a GPL-compatible patent license letter, modeled on the FSMLabs license for RTLinux. Anyone else would have to pay up, with the revenue going to buy out GPL-compatible licenses to other trolls companies' patent portfolios.
The real risk of software patents isn't trolls, it's cartels.
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