Sunday, December 14, 2008

IP and Research Threats.

Seems our friends at are keen to get mit alpha male on our collective virtual posteriors. is seeking to enforces its patents on Virtual World technology.

Not particularly worried about the commercial side of things, it is just the Open Source issues that concern me. Open Source facilitates much research, and if decide to try and monopolise the area, then researchers like me and my kith and kin are in trouble, as they can dictate very restrictive terms on the use of software.

I will be following this one very closely indeed.


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