Indemnification and Open Source - The NetApp Lawsuit as an Example?
By pelegri on Oct 27, 2007
You may have noticed last month's news about Net App filing a lawsuit against Sun for patent infringement on ZFS (, , ). ZFS is OpenSource and has a growing number of adopters so this could be seen as a good example of the value of indemnity when purchasing support from Sun for OpenSource-based products like OpenSolaris or GlassFish.
This week both Jonathan  and Mike Dillon  explained the next steps that Sun is taking in this front. Don't miss the ever-growing list of comments at Jonathan's entry - 81 as of this writeup. Also you may want to check Simon's comments on a related experience.