Fwd: Re: [clug] FOSS patent infringements

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Wed May 16 10:44:22 GMT 2007

On 5/16/07, Sam Couter <sam at couter.id.au> wrote:
> Its purpose is to instead frighten
> large risk-averse and perhaps technically naive organisations away from
> Free Software and hopefully towards Microsoft. And for that purpose,
> it actually has some small amount of power.

Many have probably seen Linus' reaction to this:


It's FUD pure and simple. Do what you can to counter it in your area
of influence and move on. I hesitate to characterise it as the
desperate last gasps of a dieing giant, but it does lower them in my


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