IBM joins OSDL but will USPTO look inside?

Open Source Development Labs, a repository for open source software, got a boost from IBM last week, but if a repository is never opened is it still prior art?
Written by ZDNet UK, Contributor
Open source attempts to establish easier ways to establish prior art on software are unlikely to make a difference, says PatNews publisher Greg Aharonian, poo-poohing news that IBM has joined up with Open Source Development Labs to create an open source software repository. "This initiative is a great example of the USPTO wasting time and not addressing its real problems with prior art," he said.
Editorial standards