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