Red Hat's legal team has given a half-hearted pat on the back to Microsoft's open sourcing of Linux device drivers this week.
The observation of the Bible's James came to mind: "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing."
But it was Red Hat's parting shot on patents that I found bewildering, not to mention irresponsible:
Over the years, the individual and corporate members of the community have through formal and informal steps made clear that they will not pursue or threaten patent litigation in the Linux area. Patent threats are irreconcilable with … Read more