JBoss to Protect Customers Against Copyright, Patent Suits
The company, which provides solutions around the open-source JBoss app server, said it will indemnify customers against any claims relating to copyright or patent issues.JBoss Group LLC, the company that provides solutions around the open-source JBoss application server, said it will indemnify its customers against any claims relating to copyright or patent issues. Bob Bickel, vice president of strategy and corporate development for the Atlanta-based company, said, "Were trying to make open source safe for commercial use." Bickel said of JBoss customers: "If someone approaches them with any copyright or patent claims, they can shove that back to JBoss and well handle it."
Bickel said the move follows two the company made in October to boost the use of JBoss in the enterprise. One was the addition of 24x7 support, and the other was a new partnering program.