"I've been a free software developer since 1991, and active in various political issues like software patents. I've been writing various books on and off for a decade but those seem to take too much bandwidth, so now I stick to short writing (www.aliopacto.com, www.devilswiki.com). You are a regular speaker at FOSDEM, how was the response to your talks the preceding years? Oh, people find the talk of software patents to be depressing. It's like when you ask someone "how are you?" and they tell you their cancer story. Sure, it's important, but it's not the stuff of parties. Still, I found the FOSDEM participants to be surprisingly tolerant of this guy who keeps popping up and saying, "BEWARE! They want to steal your software!" For that, thanks! I promise to not do it again."