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eWeek: Is Red Hat Acting Like Microsoft?

Mar 23, 2007, 18:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"Red Hat is catching flak from the open-source community over a series of cease-and-desist letters the company's lawyers have sent to independent consultants that provide training and consulting for the company's Hibernate platform.

"The issue of Red Hat casting its large shadow over the community caused a bit of a ripple among attendees at TheServerSide Java Symposium here, an audience made up of stalwart Java developers and also open-source aficionados..."

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eWeek: Red Hat Responds to Claims It's the 'Next Microsoft'

"Red Hat has responded to claims that it is acting like Microsoft in asserting its trademark rights over the use of the Hibernate name by trainers and consultants.

"Indeed, Mark Webbink, Red Hat's general counsel, has posted a letter on his blog 'to clarify issues' regarding the company's request to some firms to cease using the name "Hibernate" in their materials. ..."

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