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Has Microsoft's Patent Deal with Novell Hurt Red Hat?

Aug 25, 2011, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Microsoft Novell deal shocked the Linux world at the time it was announced and potentially represented a risk to others in the Linux market.

As it turns out, five years later, it's a risk that hasn't affected SUSE Linux's rival, Red Hat all that much, if at all.

"Patents always come up in the same way that it always comes up for any piece of proprietary software," Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat told InternetNews.com. "I don't think it's any different for us than it is for any other software company."

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