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[5]: Show 'em
by Brendan on Wed 10th Oct 2007 05:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Show 'em"
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As soon as it reached that point, there would be a political solution. The US would be forced into a position of "no software patnets" to stop the insanity.

Usually, if things get that bad both sides agree to give up and settle out of court - patent waivers; possibly with some cash going one way or the other, and usually with no admissions from either side (followed by both sides trying to pretend they won).

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