Jeremy Allison (LP09)
- Audio: Jeremy Allison - The Elephant In The Room - LibrePlanet 2009.spx
- Other Libre Planet 2009 presentations
The Elephant in the Room: Microsoft and Free Software
- Trade secrets don't work
- Upset EU regulators
- Turned to patents
- Major conflict coming in mobile devices and netbooks.
What to do
- Keep making free software under copyleft licenses.
- Coral the elephant. Help people out of the sewer.
- Lobby against software patents. Persuade corporations that patent trolls are more of a threat than a protection.
- Search for prior art.
- Respectfully call out Microsoft employees at conferences.