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ZDNet UK: Intel, Red Hat Cure Open-Source Hiccup

Feb 17, 2003, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Red Hat and Intel have settled a licensing hiccup that threatened to prevent the Linux company from contributing to Intel's open-source project--a reminder of the frictions that can arise between the commercial tech world and the open-source community.

"The wrangling came to an end last week when Intel changed licensing terms for the software project. It involved one component of power management software used in Linux and several other operating systems. The component--an 'interpreter,' which interprets a computer's power management abilities--is an Intel open-source project that Red Hat had been trying to help with. But legal complications connected to the licences governing the interpreter had hampered Red Hat from contributing..."

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