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Sun patents protect Ubuntu

Tectonic: Sun pledges patents to defend Linux

In a surprise move this week Sun Microsystems CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, said the company was ready to use the company’s extensive patent portfolio to help defend Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux against Microsoft’s patent threat.

Jonathan Schwartz:

“Sun has what I’d argue to be the single most valuable and focused patent portfolio on the web (and yes, we’d use it to defend Red Hat and Ubuntu, both).”