Perens endorsed the company's mission. "Collective legal defense is the next necessary step for open source to be ready for business," Perens said in a statement. "Through a concentration of legal resources and expertise, OSRM will be a formidable power against the legal opponents to Open Source."
Open Source Risk Management, a company that sells . Perens' cooperation with the New York-based start-up was predicted, but OSRM expects to formally announce his association Monday., the Linux developer and advocate who helped coin the term "open source," has joined the board of directors of