Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 18th Mar 2004 05:30 UTC, submitted by special
Legal In response to Havoc Pennington's post on the future of open source desktop development, GNOME's in particular, two prominent GNOME and Mono Hackers, Miguel de Icaza and Paolo provide their interesting perspective on the subject here and here.
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RE: RAND is not Royalty Free
by Jonathan Pryor on Thu 18th Mar 2004 14:25 UTC

You're quite right, and Miguel et. al knows this. Which is why Novell/Ximian is currently performing a Patent Review.

See: http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/user/view/wlg/4557.