Peter Köhlmann <peter-koehlmann@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> DFS wrote:
>> Sinister Midget wrote:
>>> On 2009-03-11, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>>> Why Microsoft has chosen to go after Linux now
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> But if any Microsoft employee went to a free software or open source
>>>>> conference today, I doubt he or she would attract anything other
>>>>> than hostile glares. By suing GPS device maker TomTom over alleged
>>>>> violation of patents connected with an implementation of the Linux
>>>>> kernel any goodwill that Microsoft has built up has gone down the
>>> Not to mention the last bit of hokey crap Erik had that MICROS~1 was
>>> just a poor, misunderstood company that we should all love and respect
>>> because they never have or would sue over patents.
>> I'm sure you'll be providing proof of this any day now...
> Erik has claimed that bullshit often enough.
They don't *WANT* to sue anyone. All you need is to look back to
1991 when Bill Gates was publicly criticizing the patent system.
They don't like patents, but are forced to use them to defend
themselves. They have never, not once, sued *ANYONE* for patent
infringement where they were not sued by someone else first.
"We will need a longer wall when the revolution comes."
--- AJS, quoting an uncertain source.