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O'Reilly Open Source Convention


The IP Wars: SCO vs Linux
Chris DiBona, Google, Inc.
Bradley M. Kuhn, Software Freedom Law Center
Alan Nugent
Lawrence Rosen, Rosenlaw & Einschlag

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Wednesday, July 09
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: Salon F

SCO's lawsuit against IBM alleging IP problems in the kernel named Linux have far-reaching implications for Open Source and Free Software, regardless of how this particular case turns out. Patents and copyrighted code are a problem that all open source and Free Software projects should face, but haven't. We'll look at the issues surrounding the SCO suit and discuss what open source/Free Software developers and consumers can do about IP threats.

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