Linux-Watch: Red Hat Dragged Into Patent Scuffle
Jul 10, 2006, 18:15 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat Inc., the leading Linux distribution company, is facing
a patent infringement from FireStar Software Inc., an
object-transaction and business process integration company.
"FireStar is asserting in its suit that JBoss's Hibernate 3.0
infringes its 2000 U.S. Patent No. 6,101,502. This patent details a
method of interfacing an object oriented software application with
a relational database. Hibernate is a Java-based object/relational
persistence and query service and is part of the JEMS (JBoss
Enterprise Middleware System)..."