Perens Dismisses Torvald's Patent Pool

'Open source activist Bruce Perens has dismissed as inadequate a new IP initiative backed by Linus Torvalds. The Open Source Development Labs' ('OSDL') patent commons project is intended to provide patent protection to open source developers. Perens, speaking at LinuxWorld, compared the patent pool to "spitting in the wind" -- because the patents it contained come from "the wrong people."'

Originally by CmdrTaco at Slashdot: Your Rights Online, 4:07 PM