Tech Company Legal Smackdown

by Chris Josephes

The legal maneuvering between two of my more favored tech companies just kicked it up a notch. Johnathan Schwartz looks like he's not going to take NetApp's lawsuit lying down.

I'm not even going to pretend I'm a lawyer, but a counter-suit is probably a suitable response to the original NetApp suit. In the end, the best hope for everyone (customer wise), is a mutual understanding between these two behemoth companies.

There are too many companies out there that have major investments in NFS, ZFS, and Netapp filers. For enterprise users of any of these technologies (or all of them), a one sided victory probably sounds pretty scary.