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LXer 11-04-2006 09:03 PM

LXer: Red Hat forced to provide patent indemnification
 
Published at LXer:

Stung by Oracle's entry into its Linux support market space and Novell's partnership with Microsoft, Red Hat has quietly sneaked in an indemnification guarantee for customers against any possible patent infringement claims. Oracle and Microsoft have stung Red Hat with a double blow, both companies providing Linux users with assurances that they will be protected against intellectual property infringement lawsuits resulting from proprietary software blended with open source Linux.

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