[rescue] fwd: Microsoft demands royalties for open-source software
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue May 15 16:50:50 CDT 2007
Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: "Timothy Baldridge" <tbaldridge at gmail.com>
> " Let's look at the lineup: on one side we have Microsoft. On the other we
> " have, IBM, Sun, Cisco (uses the linux kernel in some of their routers), Red
> " Hat and who knows who else. Depending on what the patents actually are
> " about, Intel and Apple may be involved as well. These are all companies you
> " really (with a stress on really) don't want to tick off. Not to mention that
> " IBM vs M$ would almost be a guaranteed win for IBM.
> i would almost pay to watch ms getting pounded with their own stick.
What is this "almost" you speak of?
It's not the years, it's the mileage.
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