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Red Hat settles 2 patent lawsuits filed against it

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Business software maker Red Hat Inc said on Wednesday that it has settled two of three pending patent lawsuits that the company has been fighting.

Red Hat, the world's biggest seller of Linux software, said it has settled patent claims by Firestar Software Inc, filed in 2006, and DataTern Inc, filed this year.

Financial terms of the settlements were not disclosed.

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Unlike other patent deals (Read: Every single one that Microsoft has signed), which try to create a walled garden of protection for the signing parties, Red Hat opted to go much broader.

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