LCA 2010: Allison warns of patent traps in Mono


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.

interesting tidbit on page 2 of the article:

He said the the importance of the patent lawsuit that Microsoft launchd against GPS maker TomTom last year could not be over-emphasised. "The suit was launched by the legal department, and the open source group at the company was horrified to learn of it - through the media," he claimed.

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