Did you say It’s free????

The fight around the Blue giant just seems to get more wilder as this Article puts it across

Microsoft takes on the free world

Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe.

 

Fortune’s Roger Parloff reports here

I like the way they raise their hands:

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer:The patent owner

Free Software Foundation president Richard Stallman:The patent hater

So, when the patent laws fringe upon, this interesting part was mentioned in the ending of the article

In the meantime, with Microsoft seemingly barred from striking pacts with distributors, only one avenue appears open to it: paying more friendly visits to its Fortune 500 customers, seeking direct licenses.

If push comes to shove, would Microsoft sue its customers for royalties, the way the record industry has?

"That’s not a bridge we’ve crossed," says CEO Ballmer, "and not a bridge I want to cross today on the phone with you."  

You could get some great feedback on what might happen at by reading an interesting blog –Ooh, ooh, the bogeyman is gonna getcha with his stupid patents. Or maybe not.

Posted by Digvijay Singh Rathore

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