Hell hath GNOME fury: Linux desktop org swings axe at patent troll’s infringement claim

Rather than settle and make the pain just go away, the project wants to send a message instead

After being hit with a patent-infringement lawsuit last month, the GNOME Foundation has fired back with a counterclaim – and urged the courts to dismiss the case.

In a memo this week, the non-profit org said Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPI) – a patent assertion entity (PAE) it characterizes as a “patent troll” – had filed an infringement claim regarding the foundation’s Shotwell image management application in a US district court in California.

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