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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SCO couldn't prove it...
by systyrant on Tue 9th Oct 2007 19:27 UTC
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At some point Microsoft is either going to have to show what it claims or get slammed with a lawsuit by one or many of the Linux distributors (possibly anyway).

And stop slamming Novell. Microsoft would be spreading this crap regardless and those who actually believe that the Novell/Microsoft deal is proof of Linux's wrong doing would probably believe Microsoft's crap anyway. While I don't like the deal I have serious doubts that it give Microsoft that much ammunition.

If the SCO lawsuit prove anything it's that judges will require the proof if a lawsuit is taken to court. SCO couldn't produce it and I doubt Microsoft can either, but I'm sure at some point they will try.

Until they do my personal view is that Microsoft and Steve Ballmer are both full of crap.

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