"That doesn't mean Microsoft is ready to sing Kumbaya with Red
Hat, or other companies that haven't made an IP deal with Redmond.
While Microsoft is patient, Gutierrez indicated that Microsoft's
patience is not unlimited.
""If every effort to license proves not to be fruitful,
ultimately we have a responsibility to customers that have licenses
and to our shareholders to ensure our intellectual property is
respected," he said."
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