InfoWorld: Red Hat Exec Criticizes Software Patents, Microsoft
Apr 20, 2005, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A Red Hat executive speaking at the MySQL Users Conference 2005
event here on Tuesday heaped scorn on the issuance of software
patents, saying they stifle innovation.
"The executive, Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source
Affairs at Red Hat, also criticized Microsoft's 'Shared Source'
approach to open source. The Shared Source program lets users look
at code but not modify it, he pointed out..."