Microsoft Patent FUD: Red Hat Linux User Will Have To Pay

by on October 9, 2007 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED October 9, 2007

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Steve Ballmer believes that people who use Red Hat Linux have an obligation to compensate Microsoft He has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. SCO tried and failed badly to prove that it owns the intellectual property to Linux. They are facing bankruptcy.

Microsoft's threatening IP action without any details

I also don't know which intellectual property (IP) is Microsoft saying open source solutions are infringing on. They have denied giving out this information to the rest of us. Red Hat has repeatedly stated that it will not engage in a patent licensing deal similar to the Novell-Microsoft partnership, referring to its as an 'innovation tax'. Microsoft inked a partnership with Novell last year in which Novell agreed to license Microsoft's intellectual property in exchange for a patent pledge to users of Novell's SuSE Linux.

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1 thumb October 9, 2007 at 10:15 pm

Intellectual property
=> This is a blind fire blanket term that doesn’t mean anything.

As far as I’m concerned, if there are no specific patents that are proven/tested in court, then its all FUD and nonsense. A poor scare tactic.

MS is scared of the opensource paradigm. And what people fear is what they lash out against.

It doesn’t matter what they say. We have truth on our side. Truth is FAR more potent than marketing spin or lies.

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