Gillmor on "Keeping Open Source Open"

from the fewer-lawyers-more-engineers dept.
San Jose Mercury News business columnist Dan Gillmor's May 4, 2001 column describes Foresight's disclosure website, a joint project with Dan writes: "Open-source programmers want to ensure that their work remains in the public domain. But some fear that private companies will take their good ideas and turn them into proprietary products — and even patent other people's work…It costs a bundle to challenge even a blatantly bad patent. If this site causes companies to hire fewer lawyers and more engineers, it will be a terrific enhancement to the intellectual-property field." See also earlier controversy.

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