RALEIGH, N.C - —
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the following statement in favor of restoring competition following yesterday's decision by the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg in the matter of the European Commission vs. Microsoft:
Red Hat again congratulates the European Commission in yesterday's judgement from the Court of First Instance in the Microsoft matter. Access to interoperability information and the ability to provide alternative technologies are essential elements to restoring the competitive landscape of the information technology market. However, open source solutions, such as those delivered by Red Hat, are critical to this competition, said Michael Cunningham, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Red Hat.
Microsoft continues to deny open source providers access to and use of the interoperability information that now clearly must be provided. Red Hat strongly encourages the Commission to take the steps required to assure rapid implementation of a remedy that gives broad and equitable access to Microsoft interoperability information to all competitors, including open source providers. Red Hat firmly believes that competition, not questionable patent and trade secret claims, drives innovation and creates greater consumer value.
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