Computerworld Australia: GNOME If You Want To

“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

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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