"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