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eWeek: Sun Pins 'Proprietary' Label on Red Hat

Apr 27, 2004, 14:00 (52 Talkback[s])
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"A surprising breach appeared to open between leading Unix and Linux companies on Monday as Sun Microsystems' chief executive called Red Hat 'a proprietary Linux distribution.'

"The catcall was sounded in an interview with Sun Microsystems Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Schwartz. Besides challenging Red Hat Inc.'s contention that it is the premiere Linux company, the remark casts the relationship of the companies into a more adversarial light..."

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