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Red Hat feuds with Rising Tide Systems

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A row has erupted between two Linux distributors with one of them accusing the other of breaching the GPL.

In open source land that is the sort of accusation which is so serious that the honour can only be satisfied with a dual with pistols in the presence of two seconds, a drunken priest, and a woman who screams "he ain't worth it, Nigel".

According to Muktware, it all started on the Linux kernel mailing list when Andy Grover, a Red Hat SCSI target engineer, requested that Nick Bellinger, the Linux SCSI target maintainer, provide proof of non-infringment of the GPL.

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