In a move that hardly has me falling off my chair with surprise, a group of Linux supporters have issued an open challenge to Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer to “Show Us The Code”.
The issue stems from Ballmers’ claims that some components of Linux infringe on Microsofts’ intellectual property. The “Show Us The Code” website is challenging Microsoft to actually disclose the portions of code they believe Linux has copied. If Microsoft does disclose the infringing code then, this site claims, the Linux community will actually remove and/or re-write it to comply with IP rights. Something tells me Microsoft will not be accepting this challenging anytime soon.