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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I found one!!!
by Adurbe on Tue 9th Oct 2007 22:10 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p...

Microsoft owns "Use of online messaging to facilitate selection of participants in game play"

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RE: I found one!!!
by Ben Jao Ming on Wed 10th Oct 2007 09:29 in reply to "I found one!!!"
Ben Jao Ming Member since:
2005-07-26

Eh, does Linux use that one? Besides, they only got it because they purchased the company that made Halo. I wonder if they actually succeeded in innovating anything (useful) within their own company walls...

Edited 2007-10-10 09:29

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