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LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono

Jan 22, 2010, 14:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Patents are the only threat that Microsoft can brandish against free and open source software and that is exactly why people should be wary of the Mono project, free software advocate and Samba hacker Jeremy Allison told a packed auditorium at the 11th LCA today.

"Allison's presentation, titled "Microsoft and free software: the elephant in the room" was held in the second largest auditorium but it was difficult to find standing room once he got going.

"Sporting a T-shirt with the Samba logo on the front, and "opening windows to a wider world" on the rear, Allison presented a meticulously prepared set of arguments to show that patents were the only way which the word's largest software company had left to attack FOSS."

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