"Bruce Perens, the open source founding father who hired on at
HP as a strategic advisor in December, is planning to hold the
collective toes of the computer establishment to the fire over the
issue of open sourcing their precious patent portfolios."
"Perens says he's gotten the money from HP to co-sponsor an
invitation-only closed-door summit near the Moscone Center in San
Francisco on the Friday and Saturday after LinuxWorld this August
and intends to challenge the likes of IBM, which holds 10% of all
the patents in the industry, to figure out a way to open up its
invaluable treasure house to open source developers."
"Perens reckons he's got the vendors over a barrel. If they
don't come to terms, the open source developers won't work for them