[Beowulf] Red Hat retaliates over GlusterFS patent suit

Chris Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Sep 22 05:30:48 PDT 2012


Hi folks,

I don't remember seeing this mentioned before, but 6 months ago "Twin Peaks" 
(no, not involving Agent Cooper or damn fine coffee) sued Red Hat over 
GlusterFS, claiming patent infringement (U.S. Patent No. 7,418,439).

It appears that Red Hat have retaliated with a GPL violation (copyright 
infringement) action against Twin Peaks, saying:

# Twin Peaks is infringing Red Hat's copyrights by distributing proprietary
# code incorporating Red Hat's specific GPLv2-licensed version of
# "Mount-2.10m" and/or "Mount2.12a."

Red Hat ask for GPL compliance, damages and a permanent injunction against the 
Twin Peaks software.  Oops..  :-)

More here on both sides accusations:

http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20120913073511444

cheers,
Chris
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   Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
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