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RedHat pretty much has to finish them | 197 comments | Create New Account
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So, TwinPeaks are essentially dead then.
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 08:48 AM EDT
"Pay RedHat a wheelbarrow full of cash,"
Lets make it a few semi's full of pennies, shall we? Just for the inconvinience
factor.

I figure the FSF will wait for RedHat to get through discovery to confirm what's
actually there, then pounce. Though they might be rounding up a few authors who
don't assign copyright, to add extra lawsuits to the TwinPeaks workload.

I get the feeling that this could turn into the antiSCO pretty quickly.

This is the first time I know of that a GPL company has really had the teeth to
fight back cleanly, so I think I'm quite morally comfortable getting myself some
popcorn and putting on Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Two Tribes for the soundtrack
:)

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RedHat pretty much has to finish them
Authored by: matth on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 10:21 AM EDT

The way I see it, RH has stance to maintain in the market. They estimated RH as a soft target, and attempted to prey on them. Should that be rewarded with leniency of any sort?

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A salutory lesson coming?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 12:37 PM EDT
Along the lines of don't carry a hornets' nest into the tiger pit?

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Twin Peaks is in SUCH a world of hurt
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 17 2012 @ 10:41 AM EDT
Would it not be reasonably that the FOSS community, that itself
does not participate in the patent game, and that offers
everybody that amount of code and idea's essentially for free,
could have this way to defend itself.

Thinking of a standard reply for any party accused of patent
infringement in open source product to have the assurance that
the accusing party's is checked for FOSS copyrights infringement
during discovery?

Would it not be far to unjust that some high profile company
could collect a lot of money for some dubious patent on some
movement of some body part, while in the same time using FOSS
code without playing by the rules. Just speaking theoretically

If anybody is thinking about patent reform, this could be part of
it.

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