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: patents
by garymax on Tue 9th Oct 2007 18:34 UTC in reply to "patents"
garymax
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2006-01-23

As soon as MS reveals what patents they think are being violated, the Linux community will start to point to prior art and quickly invalidate those claims.

MS doesn't stand a chance and I hope that Red Hat and others will finally call their bluff on this. Ballmer can only go around spreading FUD for so long before he has to back up his claims.

In the meantime, the penguin marches on unabated...

Edited 2007-10-09 18:36

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