Microsoft, Red Hat Renew Linux Patent Spat
Jul 23, 2009, 09:02 (5 Talkback[s])
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"One vendor that has called on Microsoft to be more open is Red
Hat. In a blog post, Red Hat's legal team praised Microsoft's code
contribution while asking Microsoft to change its stance on
""To win the respect and trust of the Linux community, Microsoft
should unequivocally disavow such conduct and pledge that its
patents will never be used against Linux or other open source
developers and users," Red Hat stated.
"Microsoft however has a different opinion. Horacio Gutierrez,
corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft,
has blogged his own response to Red Hat's call."