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Cisco Settles With The Free Software Foundation

Brett Smith, licensing engineer for the FSF writes: BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, May 20, 2009 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have reached a joint agreement. Under the agreement, the FSF has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against Cisco.

On fire ants and patents

The latest lawsuits against Red Hat and Novell for patent violations really have me thinking. The thoughts that I’m the most ‘stuck on’ surround the logistics of getting rid of software patents as a matter of law. Even if Congress wanted to do it, could they? Many, many, many software patents exist. Lets just call […]

RedHat has a headache

Here we go, bravely into the world of dollar sharks and misnomers. A company named IP Innovation, LLC has filed suit against Red Hat and Novell claiming infringement on U.S. Patent 5,072,412 in a Texas court of law. This comes literally ‘on the heels’ of Red Hat proclaiming itself to be immune to such litigation, […]

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