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Linux Community Faces New Uncertainty

Oct 18, 2007, 21:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wendy M Grossman)

"Linux vendors and developers didn't get to relax for long after an August court ruling had the effect of ending SCO's copyright lawsuit against IBM and Novell over their distributions of Linux. Last week, IP Innovation LLC filed a patent claim against Novell and Linux vendor Red Hat. In the complaint, IP Innovation asks the court to award both damages and an injunction prohibiting the two companies from continuing to distribute Linux.

"'For us this is the start of a new anti-Linux campaign,' says Pieter Hintjens, a Belgian software developer and president of the Foundation for a Free Infrastructure, which campaigns against software patents..."

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