"Through a concentration of legal resources and expertise, OSRM will be a formidable power against the legal opponents to open source.
In April OSRM launched its first indemnification package, providing coordinated legal defense services for potential SCO defendants, a central forum for gathering and sharing legal resources, and access to specialized intellectual property lawyers.
We determined that we can; and we will," said OSRM founder and chairman, Daniel Egger.
OSRM's indemnification package is available at a fee of about 3% of the required coverage, comparable to intellectual property insurance rates, according to the firm.
"This program builds on the success we have had with our confidential OSRM Working Group meetings, which have brought together CIOs and general counsels of Global 1000 companies to discuss risk mitigation strategies and best practices for Open Source IP defense," said Egger.