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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no software patent in the EU
by agrouf on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:47 UTC
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Even if Microsoft had a patent, it's void in the EU. Is he speculating on the future of european laws or is he just lying? If you ask me, that is just plain classical good old FUD, getting really old.

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