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 thought microsoft said that although they had these patents etc.. that they were gonna shut up and not wave them around any more.

I look at microsoft and sometimes think, what the hell are they doing. It's prett obvious i suppose, they have some really clever people working there, just none of em work in at the management level.

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