Subject: Interview about Open Source and IBM's 500 patents
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 20:11:52 -0800

I invite you to listen to a “podcast” interview I gave today to David
Berlind of ZDnet on the subject of IBM’s recent commitment of 500 patents
to open source. We also spoke about the license proliferation problem and
other open source topics.

It is the MP3 file linked into the article at


Lawrence Rosen
Rosenlaw & Einschlag, technology law offices (
3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
707-485-1242  ●  fax: 707-485-1243
Author of “Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom
               and Intellectual Property Law” (Prentice Hall 2004)