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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Nokia: An Apostle in the OpenSource World

Nokia said Wednesday( May 25 05), that its patented technology may be freely used in the Linux kernel, making the Finnish cell phone giant the newest computing company to begin offering intellectual property protections to open-source programmers.
Sun Microsystems may soon follow the same forover 500 patents of the Open Solaris Project.

Is it a Boon or bane to the OpenSource World?
At one end it widens the opportunities for the open souce world to get more out of these codes, at the other end it narrows down the creativity of the openSource World, by letting the OpenSource world to cribble down to these codes.

More At:
CNET News.Com
Patent Staments from Nokia

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