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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They forget
by J.R. on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:40 UTC
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Looks like they forget one thing: Unlike many companies that has been FUD'ed to pay up earlier the Linux community has proven to not do that. SCO is the evidence of exactly that when the Linux community called their bluff and they went bankrupt. Of course if Microsoft is right then its their right to enforce their intellectual property, but they are not fooling anyone when they refuse to show and tell. At this point I would prefer to get this settled in court once and for all. Either way that is better than to listen to more of this shit.

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