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ZDNet: What If Linux Does Infringe on Microsoft Intellectual Property?

Nov 27, 2006, 13:45 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes)

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"There have been a lot of words written about the comments made by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer during a Q&A session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle last week (you know, where he said that Linux used intellectual property patented by Microsoft).

"Most seem to think that the claims are nothing more than FUD on the part of Microsoft and that nothing will come of it. But here's a thought to ponder--what if it's true and Linux does indeed infringe on one of more of Microsoft's patents...?"

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