Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:14 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Microsoft Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said last week at a company event in London discussing online services in the UK.
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Very predictable
by JeffS on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:42 UTC
JeffS
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2005-07-12

This is all very calculated -

the attack by proxy via SCO (which failed).

The patent pact with Novell, followed shortly by the claim that Linux/OO.org and desktop environments violate 235 MS patents.

Now this.

This is FUD, slander, and extortion. IBM, Red Hat, and all interested parties (Intel, Oracle, HP, the list goes on), should sue for slander, and bring up extortion charges.

Steve Ballmer - STFU. You are a troll, a moron, a liar, a criminal. Go crawl back under the rock you came from ... OR ... change your ways and try to conduct business honestly and product products that are customer friendly.

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