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Shelter for Linux in the Software Patent Storm

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Patents, patents, patents. Such a to-do about software patents! The news this week has focused on little else, thanks in large part, of course, to Google's much-discussed purchase of Motorola Mobility. It's fairly widely agreed that patents were the motivating factor behind that purchase -- not at all surprising, given the virtual lawsuit-fest the mobile world has become. Even the relatively open and free, like Android, need a patent war chest to protect them, it seems. And what of the rest of the Linux world? Well, for that, thank goodness there's the Open Invention Network. (General)