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Re: Red Hat on patent FUD

From: ml2mst
Subject: Re: Red Hat on patent FUD
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 11:34:47 +0100
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> ____/ Doug Mentohl on Tuesday 17 March 2009 18:49 : \____
>> 'the purpose of this portfolio is defensive .. because of the threats of
>> companies that are hostile to FOSS and that have amassed large
>> stockpiles of overbroad patents'
>> 'Although there have been some recent questions about one of our patent
>> applications relating to the AMQP specification, they appear to
>> originate in an attempt to spread FUD. Theres no reasonable, objective
>> basis for controversy'
> It's not really FUD.
> The former head of the FFII is sure to publicise information which suggests
> that Red Hat is not or was not serious about ending software patents. People
> should not let them off the hook so easily.

I enjoyed Pieter's comments on BN, but I am pretty confused here. What
does it mean, is Redhat becoming another patent troll or am I
misinterpreting this?

What I recently learned from BN and especially Pieter Hintjens is that
we (Europeans) are in trouble. The software patent lobby (of course led
by the Evil empire of MICROS~666) is marching on and nobody pays
attention and that the FFII has become corrupt (pretty much like ISO).
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I have signed a petition against the legalization of software patents in
Europe several times, but it is not working to well, is it?

So what I am asking of you, my fellow Europeans is to stay allert and
fight software patents as much as we can.

It is a fact that we, Europeans copy most of Americans behavior,
unfortunately we are starting to copy their stupidity as well more and
more. Please don't let it happen.


SweatyB (the ├╝bermaroon) can scream all he wants.

Have a nice weekend ;-)

Cheers, Mart

|_|0|_| Marti T. van Lin

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