[SASAG] Members Digest, Vol 2, Issue 116

David Youatt youattd at comcast.net
Wed Nov 8 19:25:50 PST 2006

On 11/8/2006 12:00 PM members-request at lists.sasag.org wrote:

> From: "Jim Hogan" <jim.hogan at gmail.com>

> Don't trust me, read Ballmer's words, straight from the horse's mouth:
> /Ballmer - excerpt

> The distributors of other versions of Linux cannot assure their customers
> that Microsoft won't sue for patent infringement. 'If a customer says,
> 'Look, do we have liability for the use of your patented work?' Essentially,
> If you're using non-SUSE Linux, then I'd say the answer is yes,' Ballmer
> said.
> 'I suspect that [customers] will take that issue up with their distributor,'
> Ballmer said. Or if customers are considering doing a direct download of a
> non-SUSE Linux version, 'they'll think twice about that,' he said. "

> /end Ballmer

Cool!  Death by Ellison or death by Ballmer/Gates.  :-)

How would this effect *bsd?  (apologies.  I archived the SCO groklaw and
other background).

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