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Xen trademark: Pay up for using our name!

Hmm... Everyone is after money. Sooner or later, every OpenSource will want to cash in.

Alex reports...

According to Grandinetti, XenSource's lawyers "dropped a bomb" on the Xen community last month when they announced that "you'll have to pay to certify your apps against our test suite, and you'll have to pay us some more to use the name," Grandinetti said.

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PS: What has this (below mentioned quote) got to do with this restriction?

But if there's one vendor that XenSource is protecting the Xen community against, it's VMware.

"A few months ago, VMware published a performance study of ESX vs. Xen, and they completely trashed it," said Simon Crosby. "Our question is, what Xen are you talking about? Some random bucket of bits?"

Crosby said that XenSource has performed benchmarks of its own against VMware ESX, and that even though VMware's EULA prohibits publishing performance results, "we're going to do it anyway," and publish results of Xen 3.0.3 against VMware ESX.


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