Red Hat Has Also Done the Right Thing!

I saw today in Mary Jo Foley’s Blog that Red Hat is also in the list of Linux vendors to refuse Microsoft’s “Protection Racket” scheme! Way to go, guys!

Now three Linux vendors won’t sign patent deals with Microsoft

“For a while, it was looking like Microsoft threats (and money) would convince a substantial number of Linux distribution providers to sign “interoperability and IP protection” pacts with Redmond. But as of today, the ‘deal/no deal’ count is even. Novell, Xandros and Linspire all have signed deals that Microsoft and those companies say will protect Linux users from the threat of Microsoft lawsuits over alleged patent infringements by open-source software on Microsoft products. Executives at Red Hat, Canonical/Ubuntu and now Mandriva all say they have decided against signing similar deals.”

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