Linux-Watch: Ballmer Rattles Intellectual Property Saber at Linux
Nov 21, 2006, 00:15 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"What a surprise! What a shock! Ballmer thinks Linux rips off
Microsoft intellectual property.
"According to Eric Lai in Computerworld, Ballmer said Microsoft
was motivated to sign a deal with SUSE Linux distributor Novell
because Linux 'uses our intellectual property' and Microsoft wanted
to 'get the appropriate economic return for our shareholders from
"Isn't 'Microsoft innovation' an oxymoron like 'military
intelligence?' But I digress. Basically, Microsoft is SCOing us