Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Dec 2006 19:54 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Linux "Mid November, Steve Ballmer said 'Linux uses our intellectual property' and Microsoft wanted to 'get the appropriate economic return for our shareholders from our innovation.' Many people didn't understand what he really meant, among them the LXer editors. Therefore, LXer sent an Open Letter to the Waggener Edstrom Rapid Response team, and two weeks later, the answers are in (no pun intended). Check the full story for the answers a Microsoft Spokesperson gave us, which hopefully can answer some of our questions."
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japh
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2005-11-11

Now all that is needed is to find a company who would be willing to spend the next 5-10 years in court.

You need a lot of cash and a lot of patience for that. Also, when you're finally done, the outcome is mostly irrelevant since so much time has passed.

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xxmf Member since:
2006-06-15

well yeah but the IBM's SCO team will be looking for a new project soon. ;) Your probably dead right about the timeline, and really that needs fixing - big corps make an art of procrastinating (SCO takes 3 years so far, when really the question "OK please show us what you've got" should have had the case thrown out in less than a week ;) . However irrelevent? Not sure - if it took 10 years to reach conclusion, thats 10 years worth of damaged business and the costs are paid for, good long term investment I reckon.

-xx

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