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Schwartz to Torvalds: Dinner at my place?

http://www.infoworld.com

A day after Linux creator Linus Torvalds publicly questioned the authenticity of Sun's interest in serving the open-source community, Sun CEO and President Jonathan Schwartz invited Torvalds for a sit-down over dinner to discuss how Sun and the overseers of the Linux kernel can join forces.

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Jonathan Schwartz replies to Linus regarding ZFS and GPLv3

http://blogs.sun.com

"Despite what you suggest, we love where the FSF's GPL3 is headed. For a variety of mechanical reasons, GPL2 is harder for us with OpenSolaris - but not impossible, or even out of the question. This has nothing to do with being afraid of the community (if it was, we wouldn't be so interested in seeing ZFS everywhere, including Linux, with full patent indemnity)."

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Sun Responds to Microsoft's Patent Claims

http://www.newsfactor.com

Microsoft Relevant Products/Services is targeting Sun Microsystems for patent violations in its open-source software, claiming OpenOffice.org breaches 45 of its patents. Sun wasted no time in responding to the claims coming out of Redmond.

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Why did Microsoft and Sun support SCO?

http://www.linux-watch.com

"Now, as a byproduct of SCO v. Novell -- the case over who really owns Unix's IP (intellectual property) -- and thanks to Groklaw, we now know what Sun was buying from SCO (PDF download). In part, it does seem to be an attack on Linux; but that wasn't all."

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More Novell Exhibits: We Find Out What MS & Sun Paid SCO For

http://www.groklaw.net

Brace yourself, Sun fans. In Exhibit 60, SCO's Response to Novell's Inc.'s Interrogatory 15, dated April 6, 2007, paragraph 4, we learn that Microsoft and Sun paid for licenses that included a covenant not to sue, UnixWare rights, and incidental rights to the older UNIX System V source code. Sun paid ultimately $10 million and Microsoft paid $16.75 million.

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