Novell’s de Icaza criticizes Microsoft patent deal

Elizabeth Montalbano quotes Miguel de Icaza while speaking on a panel that also included representatives from Microsoft and open-source companies Mozilla and Zend:

“I’m not happy about the fact that such an agreement was made, but [the decision] was above my pay grade; I think we should have stayed with the open-source community,” de Icaza said.

My take: Go Miguel… (:

3 Comments

Filed under Free software applications, Proprietary software

3 responses to “Novell’s de Icaza criticizes Microsoft patent deal

  1. Lee

    My take: if he continues to work for a company and lend his name to it, he’s continuing to lend his support, whatever his protestations to the contrary.

  2. Lior Kaplan

    I agree, but I’m sure it’s hard to just quit…

  3. Felipe Reyes

    I agree with both, that’s the risk and cost of be a public face in the open source world, where your opinion matters.

    And btw, it seems that he defended the agreement a few times on his blog, am i wrong?

    regards,

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