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LinuxWorld Australia: Users Scoff at Microsoft's Linux IP Claims

Dec 15, 2006, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darren Pauli)

"IT managers have slammed Microsoft's claims that Linux source code infringes on its intellectual property, and have criticized Novell's deal with the company saying it grants validity to the claims.

"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared last month that Linux users owe the company intellectual property for using patented technologies, citing a 2004 report by insurance firm Open Source Risk Management that claimed the Linux kernel potentially infringes on 27 Microsoft patents..."

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