Microsoft doesn't get any money from this. The cash we paid was to Verisign (now Symantec) so that they would certify to Microsoft that we were who we said we were and give us a Verisign certified certificate to prove it.
This is the Linux Foundation's actual certificate subject and issuer:
Subject: C=US, ST=California, L=San Francisco, O=The Linux Foundation, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, CN=The Linux Foundation
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Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds