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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While you do have a good point I think that the parent poster was referring to the "American way of conducting business" due primarily to this patent stupidity or at least that's how I read it.

I don't see any cheap shots against Americans otherwise in his post - intended or not.

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