from the he-should-start-a-non-profit-asap dept.
ficken writes "Open source activist Bruce Perens has dismissed as inadequate a new IP initiative backed by Linus Torvalds. The Open Source Development Labs' (OSDL) patent commons project is intended to provide patent protection to open source developers.
Perens, speaking at LinuxWorld, compared the patent pool to "spitting in the wind" -because the patents it contained come from "the wrong people.""
"Only a brain-damaged operating system would support task switching and not
make the simple next step of supporting multitasking."
-- George McFry