OSI’s comments to US Patent and Trademark Office

Favorite OSI submitted its comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to defend Open Source from patent trolls. A few days ago the Linux Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Unified Patents asked for the community to send their comments. Below is the text of the letter we sent.

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Shared by voicesofopensource June 27, 2023

OSI calls for revision of disclosure rules in CRA

Favorite OSI is a co-signatory of an open letter sent this week to the European Parliament by European Digital Rights (EDRi) expressing concern that the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) draft currently under consideration still includes mandatory requirements for vulnerability disclosure that violate best practices in Open Source software collaborations and are

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Shared by voicesofopensource June 20, 2023

Regulatory language cannot be the same for all software

Favorite In reviewing the language and concepts being used in the various draft bills and directives circulating in Brussels at present, it is clear that the experts crafting the language are using their understanding of proprietary software to build the protections they clearly intend for Open Source. This may be

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Shared by voicesofopensource May 25, 2023

Why open video is vital for Open Source

Favorite The news that the European Commission’s competition directorate (DG COMP) has decided not to conduct a full antitrust investigation into the Alliance for Open Media’s (AOM) licensing policy is to be welcomed, especially for the AV1 CODEC specification (successor to the VP9 CODEC and intended to allow royalty-free, high-quality video streaming). It seems

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Shared by voicesofopensource May 23, 2023

Why Open Source should be exempt from Standard-Essential Patents

Favorite With the European Commission soon to offer the Parliament a bill relating to Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs), it is worth taking time to understand exactly why vendors requiring negotiations to use the patents they have embedded in “open” standards is antithetical to Open Source practice. The value and prosperity generated from Open Source arises from

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Shared by voicesofopensource March 2, 2023