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Re: Patent concerns



On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 15:17 +0000, Free Gamer wrote:
> I can understand Red Hat's corporate stance, but surely there's a
> moral one here to and just caving in to a bit of legal strong arming
> is not setting out what Red Hat is about, a company that has
> traditionally operated on strong moral principles.

One of those "strong moral principles" is:

- Don't infringe on other people's patents, no matter how ludicrous.

When Fedora is made aware of patents that we may be infringing upon, we
act on that, with the aid of legal counsel. This is the decision that
our patent lawyers have given us.

The only recourse available is to find prior art and make a case to the
US Patent Office, to try to have the patent invalidated.

~spot


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