"AMQP is not patented technology. OpenAMQ is not patented technology. We think our technology is so good that it does not need the protection of patents. We think our company is good enough to compete in a free market. Indeed, we welcome competition and we want our users to have the fullest possible choice of AMQP suppliers. We believe more generally that software patents are a bad thing for the software business, for open standards, and for customer, and we support efforts to ban them in Europe and the United States."