"Jeremy Allison, lead developer of Samba, will be giving a talk entitled, "The Elephant in the Room. Free Software and Microsoft." Allison said, "Free software is going mainstream, but there are still many threats to the ideals that are changing the face of the software industry. I'm delighted to be able to speak at LibrePlanet, and encourage anyone interested in the future of free software to attend." Microsoft's recent patent aggression toward TomTom's use of the kernel Linux also sets the stage for Ciaran O'Riordan, executive director of the End Software Patents campaign, to update free software activists on the aftermath of the landmark *in re Bilski* decision in the United States, as well as other related international political activity."