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Patent case against GNOME resolved

Tags: linux, gnome

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    Making all Rothschild patents free to use for all open source software is a pretty fantastic outcome, but how'd it happen? What's RPI get out of this?

    Making all Rothschild patents free to use for all open source software is a pretty fantastic outcome, but how'd it happen? What's RPI get out of this?

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      Cribbing off a more informed comment on lobste.rs, they didn't get their patents invalidated by an actual court case. Patent trolls are rarely in a position to win the troll suits they bring; they...

      Cribbing off a more informed comment on lobste.rs, they didn't get their patents invalidated by an actual court case. Patent trolls are rarely in a position to win the troll suits they bring; they rely on defendants comparing the cost of a settlement to the cost of a court battle (even if they win) and choosing to settle.

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