“To the extent a party makes, uses, sells, offers to sell, imports, or otherwise transfers Covered FOSS, Red Hat agrees not to use such actions as a basis for enforcing its patents against the party”.
This means RedHat won't sue you if you use covered software.
Our Promise is not an assurance that Red Hat's patents are enforceable or that practicing Red Hat's patented inventions does not infringe others’ patents or other intellectual property.”
This means you are on your own, should anybody sue you for patent infringement for use of covered software.
Please define "patent protection" ?