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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You know.... What the law really needs...
by daddio on Tue 9th Oct 2007 17:06 UTC
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What the law really needs is a specific exemption from anything patent related for Free Software.

It achieves and surpasses the stated goals of the American patent system without the need for a government imposed monopoly.

What we need to have this happen is some lobbying. the grassroots support for such a move is already there.

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