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[2]: Apple
by spook on Tue 9th Oct 2007 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple"
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Oh I don't disagree, just wondered whos side they'd be tempted to take, as they could bring a lot to bear against MS. But I think they do what was just best for themselves and go and hide somewhere out the way and come out onces all the fightings done.

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RE[3]: Apple
by JonathanBThompson on Tue 9th Oct 2007 22:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple"
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The solution to finding the answer is figuring out what would help Apple the most towards their bottom lines: after all, they're a publicly-traded corporation, and have to report to their stockholders on how they've used their assets towards making more profits.

Now, how that's evaluated, that could get a bit tricky...

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