Four Takeaways from the Microsoft-TomTom Settlement
1) Open source software is not an IP-free zone.
2) IP lawsuits, including suits involving OSS, are just business as usual.
3) Settlements of lawsuits involving OSS can and do occur.
4) Settlements are good for IT consumers, the people who matter most.
Mr. Seul concludes that agreements made between software companies present opportunities for new business models and development standards within the structure of IP rights.
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