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Patent on Open Source Software

I want to port routines from some open source software to another programming language and distribute it publicly. The source code is licensed under GPLv2, so this should not be a problem. However, ...
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What aspects of Microsoft's UProve technology is patented by others?

Microsoft published their UProve technology to an open source license; however they mention that they can't guarantee that the technology does not infringe on other patents not covered by Microsoft. ...
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A license that prevents raising a software patent

Would it be possible, from a legal point of view, to create a software license that would prevent someone from patenting any part of software (source code) released under that license? I know there ...
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What parts of Bouncy Castle are affected by patents?

Given that Bouncy Castle is an Open Source project, it's entirely possible that the contents contains implementations protected by various patents. Since it's possible for the patent holder to sue ...
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Can Patents and Open Source Co-exist?

Can anyone help me out with a simple query that can i use a Open-Source Software and Open-Source Hardware like Raspberry PI and Arduino to make a system with a software and Patent it?
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avoid the possibility of a future patent

Here's a hypothetical scenario: I have a new idea, say a new engine of some sort. I don't want to patent it because I don't want to ever profit from it and I would like to use a license in the spirit ...