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Ubuntu, Red Hat Reject Microsoft Patent Deal

Jun 19, 2007, 12:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica, Richard Thurston)

"Red Hat, the largest Linux vendor, and Ubuntu-maker Canonical have both rejected calls from Microsoft to forge a deal similar to the one the Redmond giant signed with Linux distributors Novell, Xandros, and Linspire.

"Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's CEO, said in a blog posting on Saturday, that Canonical has declined to talk to Microsoft about any agreement that provides legal protection to Ubuntu users related to 'unspecified patents...'"

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