Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:14 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Microsoft Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said last week at a company event in London discussing online services in the UK.
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RE[2]: Good Lord
by Rahul on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Good Lord"
Rahul
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2005-07-06

Red Hat does

http://www.redhat.com/rhel/details/assurance/

Novell's deals has only helped validate this kind of FUD.

"Ballmer praised Novell at the UK event for valuing intellectual property, and suggested that open source vendors will be forced to strike similar deals with other patent holders."

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