Two news that captured my eye today:
Lloyd's of London is close to offering independent insurance protection worldwide against potential IP litigation involving Linux and open source software.
The centre will initially have two full-time intellectual property attorneys on staff, and expects to expand to four attorneys later this year. Initial clients include the Free Software Foundation and the Samba Project.
The community and users are getting more and more interesting from the commercial point of view. Both are affraid of long and costly litigation. Both need some hand helding. Neither of these services are new. Red Hat provides insurance services as well as big software houses. Biggest law firms have usually free and open source expertise in their IPR teams and of course there are those law firms that are specialized to free and open source clients.