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Computerworld Australia: GNOME If You Want To

Jan 27, 2004, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nadia Cameron)

"LinuxWorld's Nadia Cameron caught up with Waugh after his presentation to ask about the team behind the GNOME project, working with the big vendors, dealing with proprietary software patents and improving the open source desktop stack for global take-up.

"LinuxWorld: Looking at the patent side of things -- working on a desktop system, in particular -- do you find that software patents are a big issue?

"Waugh: Yes, it's something that we have hit our heads on a few times now. There's a couple of things in our file manager that we'd really like to do, and that our users would like to see, but we can't because Apple has patents on software in their finder..."

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