Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
Posted Jun 30, 2006 2:52 UTC (Fri) by Zack
Parent article: Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
At this point I'd like to remind all those in the Free Software camp that Florian Mueller is a temporary ally.
In fighting against software idea patents Free Software has found common ground with the proprietary software company startups, which, judging by the Blizzard debacle, Florian Mueller represents.
He does not represent the interests of the Free Software movement en large as can be deduced by his frequent usage of the terms "intellectual property" and "piracy enablers."
In this particular "report" he seems to try to cast doubt on the motives as Redhat as a whole by the actions of some individual.
Redhat as I know it has defended their trademark as a seal of quality only, and has not locked away their code, making them a decent and respected Free Sofware citizen.
Personally I wouldn't be caught dead using Redhat as I am a tried and true Debian zealot, but I respect their right to make profit on their now trademarked brand of quality of integration.
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