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]: I just wish...
by archiesteel on Tue 9th Oct 2007 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE: I just wish..."
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There's a difference between one says publicly (in this case, Ballmer's extortion-like rhetoric) and what one says under oath in a court of law.

Basically, the OP wants Ballmer to stop making public threats, and instead explain exactly how Linux infringes as part of legal action. In other words, he's inviting Ballmer to put his money where is mouth is (I agree: it's time to put up or shut up for MS about this).

Glad I could be of help.

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