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Groklaw: Interview with FSFE's President Georg Greve

May 02, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Q: OK, I'm sitting here with Georg Greve of the Free Software Foundation Europe, he's in fact the president of the Free Software Foundation Europe and he's had quite a long day at the hearings in Luxembourg for the Microsoft appeal and I should say he's had a long week because prior to that he was in Brazil [for the Fórum Internacional Software Livre]. Now, I have prepared a few questions and why don't we get right into it? Now, first of all, what can you tell us, how has it gone today? How has it gone these past few days? What's your general impression about how it's gone?

"GG: My general impression is more or less positive. There's always things that you wish had gone better. There's always things, you know, where you think, you know, that did not necessarily, you know, give the right impression. You always kind of try to wonder, you know, to see how the judges are reacting and wonder how they take it, you know, what impression do they get from the different statements. Overall, I think it looks good. I'm fairly certain that we do not have to be pessimistic about the outcome of this case so far. We have not screwed up royally; all the sides on the side of the European Commission did a good job; one or two things may have been improved possibly, but I think overall we had a good day..."

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