Ballmer Admits He Thinks Linux Infringes On Microsoft’s Patents

From ComputerWorld:

Ballmer said Microsoft was motivated to sign a deal with SUSE Linux distributor Novell earlier this month because Linux “uses our intellectual property” and Microsoft wanted to “get the appropriate economic return for our shareholders from our innovation.”

This may make quick balance-sheet sense, but to piss off a plethora of developers and do a quick about-face to their ‘evil empire’ days is moronic. You should see the ‘love fest’ on TechMeme.

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