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Sun to seek injunction against NetApp products

Zeddicus_Z (214454) writes | more than 6 years ago

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Zeddicus_Z (214454) writes "Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has outlined Sun's response to Network Appliance's recent patent infringement lawsuit over ZFS:
"As a part of this suit, we are requesting a permanent injunction to remove all of their filer products from the marketplace, and are examining the original NFS license — on which Network Appliance was started. In addition to seeking the removal of their products from the marketplace, we will be going after sizable monetary damages. And I am committing that Sun will donate half of those proceeds to the leading institutions promoting free software and patent reform".

Schwartz goes on to outline NetApp's demands in order for its existing patent infringement case against Sun to be dropped:"...unfree ZFS, to retract it from the free software community" and "to limit ZFS's allowable field of use to computers — and to forbid its use in storage devices.""

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