Red Hat Stands Pat In SCO/Unix Controversy

As SCO Group cranks up the pressure on the Linux community for allegedly misappropriating some of its Unix code, Red Hat Inc. continues to stand by the position that its done nothing wrong.

In a letter posted on SCOs site, Red Hat chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik indirectly addressed SCO Groups allegations. "Red Hats software-development community takes valid intellectual property rights seriously," Szulik wrote on May 19. "We respect and take effort to maintain the legal and technical integrity of valid intellectual property, including patents, copyright, and trademark."

Other than that, according to a Red Hat spokeswoman, its business as usual at Red Hat. "We still do not have a whole lot to say. All of SCOs allegations have been made indirectly," she says. "We feel satisfied that were doing what we should be doing."

Part of the reason for Red Hats reticence, she says, has been that SCO Group hasnt publicly released evidence of the intellectual property violations it asserts have taken place.

News source: Yahoo! News

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