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Submission + - Frenemies: How IP Law Helps FOSS Communities (

dp619 writes: Fighting against software patents (New Zealand has banned them) tends to blind FOSS communities to aspects of IP law that actually serve them well. While certainly not perfect, patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law each has something to offer FOSS communities. Penn State law professor wrote a guest post for the Outercurve Foundation briefly describing some of the ways in IP law can help open source developers.
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Frenemies: How IP Law Helps FOSS Communities

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