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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 our innovation.'

"Isn't 'Microsoft innovation' an oxymoron like 'military intelligence?' But I digress. Basically, Microsoft is SCOing us again..."

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