Last week Scott and I talked to Bruce Perens for the Technometria podcast. Bruce happened to be in Utah (although we did the interview over the phone) because of Brainshare. He wasn't in town to attend, but to protest the recent agreement between Novell and Microsoft.
We had a good discussion of software patents, why he thinks the Novell-Microsoft agreement is bad for open source, and the change to the GPL to combat the deal. You can read a summary and listen to our discussion on IT Conversations.