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: no software patent in the EU
by Robocoastie on Thu 11th Oct 2007 15:17 UTC in reply to "no software patent in the EU"
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I suspect that unless we have a patent revolt in the US the EU will eventually have a patent law. Why? - WTO pressures. NAFTA has enabled the US to kick around its might greatly regarding patents and copyrights so unless the EU stays strong on this issue I suspect it will become an issue at the WTO if it's not already up for discussion.

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