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Swpats, IP and FLOSS: Local and International Stakes

Track: BOF
Date: Thursday, July 29
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Mt. Hood


Moderated by François Letellier, ObjectWeb

SCO lawsuit... Microsoft new patent licensing policy... swpats in Europe... Intellectual property is a hot topic. How can IP laws impede or enable FLOSS development? Different continents address the question of IP from different angles, which may be worth a look. What can the FLOSS community do to cope with harmful IP laws, advocate for alternate options and benefit from the variety of models at the international level?

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