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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)..."

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