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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by spook on Tue 9th Oct 2007 22:04 UTC
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If A full scale patent war developed between MS and Linux (and most people think IBM would support Linux)

I wonder which side Apple would fall down on? Would they lend support to the resistence or stay neutral and out of the way? I presume with the age of the company and the many things they have piorneered, along with the earlier battles with MS, that they also have a significant portfolio of Patents that could be brought to bear one way or the other

Edited 2007-10-09 22:05

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