Free Software crucial to competition, regulators in Novell patent deal say


Competition authorities in Germany and the United States today highlighted the fundamental role that Free Software plays for competition in the software market.

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OSI and FSF in unprecedented collaboration to protect software freedom


Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations have collaborated publicly for the first time. Before Christmas Open Source Initiative (OSI) wrote to the German Federal Cartel Office asking them to investigate the acquisition of Novell assets by the CPTN Group as a possibly anti-competitive move by CPTN's four members.

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