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Red Hat Paid $4.2m To Settle Patent Suit 48

An anonymous reader writes "'Red Hat paid $US4.2 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought against it by FireStar Software, an intellectual property activist claims. Florian Mueller, who made a name for himself during the campaign to prevent the adoption of software patents in Europe some years ago, said he had dug up a court filing that showed the payment had been made.' Mueller says the payment made by Red Hat was kept secret but news about it surfaced in another suit."
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Red Hat Paid $4.2m To Settle Patent Suit

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  • Re:So? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Rogerborg ( 306625 ) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @12:27PM (#35493736) Homepage
    Wait, Florian Mueller? Didn't he hold a young girl down in 1990 so Glenn Beck could rape and murder her? Now, I don't think he did, but if he didn't, why does he refuse to deny it? Again, I'm not accusing him of doing it, but it's a question that I'm sure many people want answered.

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