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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Thanks, Bruce
by sbergman27 on Tue 9th Oct 2007 20:28 UTC
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This is a direct result of that Linux "patent study" conducted by Open Source Risk Management, Inc. Remember? That for-profit company that Bruce Perens endorsed that did a study concluding that Linux might violate 283 patents, in an attempt to scare businesses into taking out insurance policies with them? Bruce was even on the board of directors. I *knew* that study would come back to bite us some day. And guess what? It has.

Edited 2007-10-09 20:31

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