“So anybody who thinks they want to be in the intellectual property innovation business needs to ask, ‘How do I differentiate myself from this [open source] thing?’ It has to be through innovative work and through integrated innovation. The non-commercial world doesn’t move that fast. Linux is a clone of UNIX. Linux hasn’t blazed the trail, new approaches to security, new approaches to program development. Even program development in the UNIX world, the sort of trail-blazing, is quite broadly being done by BEA and IBM and Sun and the Java crowd. […] But at the end of the day, it’s about innovation. It’s about competing. And it’s about building up enough of innovative intellectual property to have a good business.” Ballmer told Always-On.