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Statement from Eben Moglen regarding the Sun, NetApp patent lawsuit

October 25, 2007

Eben Moglen, Founding Director of the Software Freedom Law Center, today issued a statement regarding the Sun, NetApp patent lawsuit:

"NetApp, in bringing this litigation, has announced that it wishes to prevent Sun from sharing ZFS with the community. This conduct is a misuse of questionable patents to prevent the spread of valuable technology. Using patent threats and litigation against free software and open source communities is an abuse of the public interest the law is supposed to serve.

"For Sun's side of the story, go to www.sun.com/lawsuit/zfs. Get involved to support Sun, which is supporting freedom."

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