Power of shame?
Posted Nov 22, 2006 6:07 UTC (Wed) by dmarti
Parent article: Novell, buyer's remorse, and the patent threat
"I'm not that concerned about the threat of Microsoft enforcing patents against Linux. I think their mode of operation isn't through the legal system. I think they hate lawyers more than most companies. They've been on the receiving end. [CEO Steve] Ballmer and [Chairman Bill] Gates have pride in the fact that their competition may have tried to crush them with legal wars, but they overcame. I think they would have a hard time using legal tactics. They would be ashamed." -- Linus Torvalds, 2004
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