Amusing account of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates threatening Sun with patent litigation and getting politely told to ****-off.
Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
on 03/11/2010 – Made popular on 03/11/2010
In 2003, after I unveiled a prototype Linux desktop called Project Looking Glass*, Steve called my office to let me know the graphical effects were “stepping all over Apple’s IP.” (IP = Intellectual Property = patents, trademarks and copyrights.) If we moved forward to commercialize it, “I’ll just sue you.”
My response was simple. “Steve, I [...]