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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RE[2]: MS is not stupid
by Snapper on Wed 10th Oct 2007 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE: MS is not stupid"
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RE: MS is not stupid
By lemur2 on 2007-10-10 00:36:34 UTC in reply to ""
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Microsoft would be looking at a legal battle against "everyone but Microsoft", and they would be entering a swordfight armed with a US-only pocketknife.

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Microsoft won't sue. It would become a mutually assured destruction scenario.


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Now there is some confidence! Ms with a pocket knife and the others with swords, and it still ends up a draw "mutually assured descruction..."

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