The title contains the seeds of the paradox: to even ask the question "who wins and who loses?" is to concede that "competition" has already won. The American culture is uniquely competitive and intolerant of collaboration. How can Open Source survive in this climate.
Saying that you want to "innovate more" is like telling a doctor you want to "feel better". Before a treatment can be prescribed, the problem must be understood. Starting from a systemic perspective, this talk will me a modern look at the root causes of innovation failure, contrasting current "solutions", and exploring new avenues to recovery.
Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, a company formed by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to protect Linux, will share his insights into the build-up and ramifications of the patent arms race for the open source community. He will discuss common legal pitfalls in this environment and provide open source companies and developers with tools and strategies that they can use to avoid these pitfalls.