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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <>
Subject Re: Legal Risk of Using Tomcat
Date Fri, 07 Sep 2007 17:51:25 GMT
Irvine, Chuck R [EQ] wrote:
>> My guess was different:  that they were concerned about using 
>> software 
>> that might later be claimed to be covered by somebody else's patent, 
>> like M$ has been threatening with Linux.  If my guess is 
>> correct, then I 
>> seriously doubt there's anything to worry about there, because Tomcat 
>> has been written as open source from the beginning, and 
>> nobody has ever 
>> claimed patent rights over it.
> You are right - I think this is the primary concern.
if that is the case, you can get a commercial bundle of Tomcat from 
companies like (and there are others) that offer the 
CYA  they are looking for.


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