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"Fedora Foundation...Not the Right Answer," Declares Linux Vendor Red Hat
The Foundation Will No Longer Take Over the Distribution of "Fedora Linux"
Apr. 8, 2006 11:00 AM
"Red Hat has been supporting a free Linux distribution for over ten years, and Red Hat will *always* support a free Linux distribution," wrote Fedora project leader Max Spevack in a posting to the Fedora Project listserv last week. In the detailed posting he wet in to outline that Red Hat was "restructuring" the Project...and disbanding the Fedora Foundation.
The key passage of Spevack's posting read as follows:
"When we announced the Foundation, it was with a very specific purpose, and in a very specific context. The announcement was made by Mark Webbink, who has been the intellectual property guru at Red Hat for a long time now. His stated goal for the Foundation: to act as a repository for patents that would protect the interests of the open source community.Spevack detailed five key reasons why Red Hat wants to move to Plan B.
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