Ballmer Making Patent Noise Again
At this point, even we're tempted to say put up or shut up. Steve Ballmer is
in patent shakedown mode
, this time throwing Red Hat up against the wall
and threatening to shove it in the trunk of the car and drive it into the woods
for a good working over. Well, in a manner of speaking, anyway.
We're staring to wonder, though, whether Microsoft has any cattle to go with
its patent hat (that is, whether Microsoft is all hat and no cattle on this
issue, as we'd say in Texas -- all talk and nothing to back it up). And Mary
Jo Foley thinks there might be something
entirely more sinister behind Ballmer's latest eruption.
Posted by Lee Pender on 10/10/2007 at 1:21 PM