Fosdem: Interview: Pieter Hintjens
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 20 Feb 2008 17:16
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Companies like Sun and Red Hat have taken an active position against software patents. How has this affected your cause? To be honest, the software sector, especially in the states, has been unable to take a solid position against software patents. Red Hat have been a long supporter of our cause, and I want to thank them for that. Sun... well, they seem unwilling to upset Microsoft, and Microsoft has been pushing hellbent for software patents in Europe, along with Siemens and Phillips, despite the fact that MS is the number one victim of software patent troll attacks in the USA. At a recent conference I attended, a Sun spokesman declared that trademarks were more of a threat to free software than software patents. Very freaky!
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