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Linux Barbies Battle the Command Line

Mar 28, 2009, 02:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"Speaking of Red Hat, it's been figuring prominently in the patent-o-rama lately too. Just weeks after it signed that patent-free interoperability agreement with Microsoft, the company said it has now begun establishing a portfolio of patents "for defensive purposes."

"Part of Red Hat's stated promise is to "refrain from enforcing" its patents. Nevertheless, the news sparked a whole new round of conversation on the blogs, as one might expect.

""What company would not turn to offensive attacks if threatened?" asked nurb432 on Slashdot."

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