The Campaign To Enforce Open Source Software

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Lawsuits involving open source software have been few and far between. Many developers of open source software are informal associations of individuals that typically lack the resources or the motivation to pursue infringers of their intellectual property rights.

Those cases that have addressed open source software have been primarily focused on issues other than the copyright infringement claims common to software disputes, such as patent infringement or breach of contract.

Another reason for the lack of precedent in this area is the preference of the Free...
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