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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat Engineer Talks Enterprise Linux

Jan 28, 2004, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Why not offer indemnification rather than the protection offered by the Open Source Assurance program?

"Brian M. Stevens: We felt indemnification would not be the right answer. It's a warranty service. We provide the assurances that if somebody adopts Linux, if there are issues in the future, those issues would be resolved. That's something that we're in a great position to be able to do with the development team we have.

"Do you see more open-source companies going in this direction?

"Stevens: Yes, it probably makes the most sense. It's a service that's valuable and manageable because of the nature of open source where there is full disclosure at all times, not just to customers but in general if someone is proposing that their IP has been infringed upon..."

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