Patent Liability Insurance

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Tue May 15 23:59:33 UTC 2007

Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
> The MAD system in patents reinforces the patent system.

It reinforces the system of issuing software patents (which is
unfortunate), but it reduces their use in lawsuits (and by extension
licensing), which is the real point.

> I'm talking about something to help throw the monkey wrench in it by using it
> against itself.

If OIN or Red Hat Ventures started the patent war, Microsoft and other
proprietary vendors would retaliate, which is /not/ what we want.

Matt Flaschen

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