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LinuxWorld Australia: Tridge Fears FTA Patent War

Jul 23, 2004, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Spud for this link. ]

"One of Australia's most recognised Linux developers, Dr Andrew Tridgell, has attacked the proposed Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), claiming it could pit local open source developers against Microsoft in a 'patent war.'

"Representing Linux Australia, Dr Tridgell on Wednesday joined trade union, social services, health and arts representatives at a press conference to call on the Senate to block the impending legislation..."

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