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Microsoft CEO Ballmer Sets Off Skirmish Among Linux Crowd


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Posted 19 November 2004 - 11:32 AM

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Asian leaders, "Someday, for all countries that are entering the WTO (World Trade Organization), somebody will come and look for money owing to the rights for that intellectual property."by Susan B. Shor (www.LinuxInsider.com) Part of the ECT News Network - E Commerce Times CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off a mini-brouhaha today with a comment he made at the Asia Government Leaders Forum about a controversial Linux Relevant Products/Services from Sybase ASE Linux Express Edition. The study, from Open Source Risk Management, which aims to sell insurance Latest News about insurance policies and "risk mitigation consulting" services to users of Linux, claimed that the open-source operating system infringes 283 issued but not validated patents, 27 of them belonging to Microsoft.
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