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ZDNet Australia: Settlement with Kodak No Betrayal: Sun Chief

Oct 13, 2004, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Ferguson)

"Sun Microsystems' president and chief operating officer has launched a passionate defence of the tech heavyweight's decision to settle a patent lawsuit with Eastman Kodak over Java software with a licensing deal worth US$92 million.

"Jonathan Schwartz made Sun's case during a wide-ranging interview conducted during a flying visit to Australia this week, in which he also discussed new pricing models, Sun's perspective of rivals such as Red Hat and Hewlett-Packard and the impact of patents on innovation.

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