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One small lawsuit for Red Hat, One big legal step for open source

Jun 12, 2008, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Typically when a company settles a patent lawsuit, it focuses on getting safety for itself," said Rob Tiller, Red Hat's VP and assistant general counsel for intellectual property, in a statement. "But that was not enough for us, we wanted broad provisions that covered our customers, who place trust in us, and the open source community, whose considerable efforts benefit our business."

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