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Microsoft, Red Hat Renew Linux Patent Spat

Jul 23, 2009, 09:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"One vendor that has called on Microsoft to be more open is Red Hat. In a blog post, Red Hat's legal team praised Microsoft's code contribution while asking Microsoft to change its stance on patents.

""To win the respect and trust of the Linux community, Microsoft should unequivocally disavow such conduct and pledge that its patents will never be used against Linux or other open source developers and users," Red Hat stated.

"Microsoft however has a different opinion. Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft, has blogged his own response to Red Hat's call."

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