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  • Open Source Development Labs


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  • OSDL just shut down and "merged" read: disappeared with some other group.

    My Little Pony warns me off Linux

  • OSDL just shut down and “merged” read: disappeared with some other group.

    The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : My Little Pony warns me off Linux

  • OSDL will lead a team including IBM, Novell, Red Hat, SourceForge and others in developing a system that stores source code in an electronically searchable format, satisfying legal requirements to qualify as prior art.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Dr. Wladawsky-Berger also has a rather impressive blog, where he discusses topics like IBM's collaboration with the Linux community, and provides his thoughts on improving patent quality through the OSDL project:

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Good stuff, and links to the OSDL database test suite.

    MySQL Performance Talk -

  • Now IBM has pulled the plug on OSDL, firing everybody but you from that cozy little gig up in Portland.

    The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : Ground control to Major Torvalds

  • Open Source Development Labs OSDL, a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, recently announced the OSDL patent commons project designed to provide a central location where software patents and patent pledges will be housed for the benefit of the open source development community and industry.

    The 271 Patent Blog

  • It will be interesting to see what kind of system the OSDL will come up with.

    The 271 Patent Blog

  • While these patent pledges will do little to deter claims of patent infringement on open-source, OSDL is apparently taking a step further by preparing an expansion of the project's scope to include information on the website that might be used to overturn questionable software patents.

    The 271 Patent Blog

  • OSDL, PPF and EFF could develop a fund to reward the people who assist in busting a bad patent or simply post an article praising the poster or advertising their business.

    The 271 Patent Blog


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