Via SlashDot: Steve Ballmer claims Linux infringes on Microsoft’s intellectual property:
“In a question-and-answer session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, 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.'”
Further proof that Steve Ballmer is the true evil behind Microsoft. He’s deluded enough to actually believe that Microsoft innovates anything.
If the issue is Samba, as some of the comments claim, let’s just remove it from Linux and use NFS as the standard networking protocol.