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From what I am reading, the patent only applies to handhelds.
Perens is now a director of a foundation seeking to concentrate
protection from this into one group: his. He makes good points
and the open sourcers seem to be wising up to the realities
of business models, but he is also hustling business for himself.
I'll say here as I do there: if you make a call for arms,
you better be armed. Again: be precise about what a standard
is and more precise about participation agreements for members
of standards organizations. An IP keiretsu is the complementary
model for open source. By extension, liasons among complementary
organizations are necessary. Only IP collected and managed
at this scale will preserve development domains from becoming
proprietary. Fighting the patent system and large well-heeled
organizations directly is a waste of energy. If you want
a healthy commons, learn to manage them the way wildlife
preserves are managed.
From: Jeff Greif [mailto:email@example.com]
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