Shuttleworth on Ballmer

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-10-10 Print this article Print

Ubuntu's leader has thoughts on Microsoft CEO's latest claims that Linux and open source violate Microsoft's intellectual property.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has once more claimed that Linux and open source violates Microsofts intellectual property and patents. Canonicals CEO Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ballmer has it all wrong.

In an interview with Linux-Watch, Shuttleworth, the man behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, explained why he thinks Ballmers latest claims against Linux and open source are so much nonsense.
For starters, Shuttleworth said, Ballmer is implying that open-source developers dont take IP seriously. Nothing could be further from the truth, he said.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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