ArsTechnica: Red Hat faces another patent infringement lawsuit over JBoss
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Date: 05 Mar 2009 17:05
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Summary:
Patent suits pose an especially challenging problem for Red Hat, because conventional patent settlements are not particularly compatible with the open source development model. In order to obtain broad protection for downstream redistribution, the terms of the patent settlement agreements have to be much more expansive than they are typically. When Red Hat settled a database patent dispute last year with Firestar and DataTern, the company was able to secure such terms. The patents were later invalidated by Sun.
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