Innovation or Patent Colonialism

Posted by VISITOR on May 15, 2005 7:04 AM EDT
Technetra; By Alolita Sharma
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At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), true friends, supposed friends, and sworn enemies of OSS, all vied with each other to steer open source to their own advantage.

The second annual Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco brought together key leaders of OSS, as well as players from the opposition -- under one roof, to examine the latest trends and business practices in open source. OSBC offered a unique opportunity to discuss, absorb and influence developments that impact adoption and mainstreaming of OSS across the globe. VCs, industry leaders, managers and lawyers all took up unique vantage points along the conference line "Innovation in Open Source". Vendors such as IBM, CA, Sun, and even Microsoft, advocated their own best practices. Some, louder than others.

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