Open-source software has become a prominent part of the software industry, due in part to its applications in mobile devices, online social networks, and cloud computing. As a result, the open-source community is an increasingly attractive litigation target for patent trolls and titans. While in the past the open-source community focused primarily on ensuring license compliance, it now must reach beyond open-source licensing agreements and vigilantly employ multiple current or as yet untested defensive maneuvers to withstand the threats of patent lawsuits.
Titans and Trolls Enter the Open-Source Arena
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