Red Hat uses GPL to strike back in patent lawsuit

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 17, 2012 9:18 PM EDT
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Linux distributor Red Hat, which is currently being sued for patent infringement by Twin Peaks Software, is fighting back at the company by alleging Twin Peaks is violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) for a tool that Red Hat holds copyrights on. The lawsuit brought by Twin Peaks alleges that Red Hat infringed US patent 7,418,439 in GlusterFS which the company had acquired last year.

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