OSI Complains to German Government Regarding Novell Patent sale

In December, the Open Source Initiative wrote a letter to the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO)  asking it to investigate the Novell patent sale previously reported in this blog.

“[T]he proposed CPTN transaction represents a potentially new and unprecedented threat against open source software.” The OSI goes on to raise concerns about whether the CPTN patent deal could be used to reduce open market competition and spread more patent fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD).”  The OSI Position Statement is here.