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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put up or shut up Ballmer
by Robocoastie on Thu 11th Oct 2007 15:11 UTC
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Prove and list the infringements Ballmer. Linux is an open system so if there is actually any they could be corrected overnight. But then again look at how vague and sweeping their patents are. Like their famous patent on "a browsers ability to navigate without a mouse" which Unix has had for decades. But open systems don't patent. At least copyright you really don't have to register it but simply prove you wrote it first.

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