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ZDNet: Red Hat CEO: End 'Deception and Rumor'

Aug 07, 2003, 18:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)

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"Q: On a gut level, what was your reason for filing the lawsuit. Were you simply fed up?

"A: Seeing the sacrifice at Red Hat and in the open-source development community, it finally got to a point where we just said enough was enough.

"What do you think is at stake for the future of Linux?

"I don't know if I have that kind of insight into the future of Linux specifically. There are a couple of important things going on. One is a challenge to the question of intellectual property as it relates to the development paradigm, as it relates to the physical code base and most important, the association with patent law and copyright law to be reviewed within the context of open source and the development process..."

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