Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC
Red Hat While Microsoft is hoping to enter into a patent deal with Red Hat similar to the one it has with Novell, the software giant has not ruled out going it alone and providing some sort of indemnification for its customers who use Red Hat Linux. Bill Hilf, Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy, acknowledged that it is an awkward situation having Microsoft's customers who use Novell's SUSE Linux covered by the covenant not to sue, while those Windows users running Red Hat Linux are not.
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No there still evil
by robgarth on Thu 16th Nov 2006 00:26 UTC
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2006-04-30

MS are trying to do what SCO is failing at. If some customers enter some sort of patent endemnification agreements, then it adds weight to MS claims that patents are infringed in linux, and they will attempt to stop linux by suing the companies involved with it. I don't see it working, and I can't see many people entering one of these agreements.

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