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Old 03-25-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft not feeling TomTom Linux patent chill?


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I asked Sam Ramji senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft about TomTom the other day and he claimed that patent issues aren't causing any chilling effect on his part of Microsoft's open source plans.... That said, last year at OSCON, Ramji was quite literally mobbed by the audience after his presentation by attendees that were 'curious' about Microsoft's patent stance.

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One of the funniest exchanges between Ramji and the OSCON audience was the following:

"Do you feel like you're screwing a porcupine and you're one prick against thousands?" the OSCON audience member asked Ramji.

Ramji politely replied:

"It takes time to change and I knew that I'd be unpopular when I took this job but I've got sponsorship from Ray Ozzie directly."
At first I thought 'mobbed' would involve heavy or sharp objects being wielded by an angry disgruntled crowd running down a corridor towards him.
 
  


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