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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Feeling lucky punk?
by HeLfReZ on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:53 UTC
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All talk, not real credibility. We have had this discussion several times. After the fortune article, Microsoft retracted their statement saying they have no intentions of acting on the IP, after being called out by several organization to put up or shutup. Beside, the OIN is ready, willing, and able to go to battle over anything they ever try to put out. Just the same ol FUD aimed at consumer and ill-advised companies who don't bother to hire experts or read the news.

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