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Would Red Hat do that? | 197 comments | Create New Account
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now that they know
Authored by: LocoYokel on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 08:45 PM EDT
Can not the other people who have code in these utilities initiate a lawsuit of
their own with discovery, or even subpoena Red Hat for what they know?

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Would Red Hat do that?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 17 2012 @ 06:16 AM EDT
Yes, Red Hat *could* do that but I doubt that they would. I think they value
their standing in the community too much. And if there are other people's code
in "mount" they themselves would become guilty of a GPL violation if
they continued to distribute that code after having coming to a private patent
settlement with TP. Now it might be difficult to *prove* they were in violation
if the settlement is under an NDA but their reputation would be badly tarnished
unless they could assert that the settlement was in compliance with the GPL
(presumably by obtaining a patent license from Tp that applied to *everybody*).
(Remember that RH has already done one such patent settlement that they claim
was in compliance with the GPL.)

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