How to protect your project from unwarranted IP attacks

Tuesday, 16 November 2004, 9:47 AM EST

Corporate legal attacks on free software have increased in recent years as open source code works its way into mainstream consumer and enterprise markets and more media attention is placed on intellectual property rights. The highest-visibility case of this kind involves The SCO Group filed a landmark $5 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit involving Unix and Linux code in March 2003 against IBM.

This story examines a specific and well-documented situation in which unfounded accusations were leveled against a free software project, describe the tactics used by such assailants, and explain how to successfully deflect these attacks and diffuse the situation.

By Jem Matzan at NewsForge.

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