Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 1st Jul 2006 04:59 UTC, submitted by Tom Magnum
Red Hat Red Hat watched its stock tumble 6.4% on Thursday as Wall Street digested the open-source software firm's latest results and details on the drag its recent JBoss acquisition will have on its profit this year.
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Let's see...
by davidiwharper on Sat 1st Jul 2006 06:35 UTC
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2006-01-01

Analysts are questioning why FireStar went after Red Hat in particular.

JBoss has little money. Red Hat buys JBoss. Red Hat has a fair amount of money, but not enough to be able to outlast a lawsuit forever. FireStar now sues Red Hat.

Can anybody else smell a whiff of opportunism here?

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RE: Let's see...
by dylansmrjones on Sat 1st Jul 2006 08:40 in reply to "Let's see..."
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2005-10-02

I think it smells a bit like a SCO-case.

It's interesting to see which open source companies that gets sued. Quite interesting.

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RE[2]: Let's see...
by Kroc on Sat 1st Jul 2006 15:04 in reply to "RE: Let's see..."
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2005-11-10

Wait until open source companies start suing other open source companies. ;) The code might be open, but the business is still a business.

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