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[3]: Very predictable
by wirespot on Wed 10th Oct 2007 15:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Very predictable"
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The patent 'landscape', if you will, is a World War I style powderkeg.

I'd rather compare it to the atomic bomb. All the big powers have one (patent portfolio) and nobody dares to use theirs full blown, because nobody would survive the counter-strikes.

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