Linux Patent Winners and Losers

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 27, 2011 12:31 PM EDT
LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner
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At the core of Linux is open source software that is enabled by open source licenses. Open Source licenses are what enables Linux to thrive, but other legal mechanisms, in particular the U.S. patent system, continue to lurk on the edges as a risk to the continued growth of Linux. This past week, the Linux Planet got both positive and negative news on the patent front, as the lawyers took center stage.

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