[Openstandaarden] Agoria and OSS
peter.vandenabeele at mind.be
Tue Dec 2 09:54:12 CET 2003
On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:40:59AM +0100, Herman Bruyninckx wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Wouter Vanden Hove wrote:
> > Op ma 01-12-2003, om 18:28 schreef Herman Bruyninckx:
> > > On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Henrion Benjamin wrote:
> > >
> > > > Can someone go to tomorrow's presentation of Mr Patrick Slaets, Agoria?
> > > I have heard his presentation before. It is a quite balanced
> > > viewpoint, where Agoria is a big proponent of open standards in IT, and
> > > neutral in the choice for or against open source software.
> > Maybe, but the same Agoria is very dissatified with the amendments that
> > limit software-patentibility. So if they say they are big proponents of
> > open standards they contradict themselves.
> As with any big organisation, different people speak for the
> organisation in different terms, and without the organisation having a
> well thought-out vision :-(
The person that is quoted in the Press Release regarding patents is
the Director, Christian Vanhuffel. So, we may assume he is well informed
on the internal view points. Eventually, we may need to schedule a meeting
with Mr. Vanhuffel, to beter understand their viewpoint.
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