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Redmond Channel Partner Online: Hold Those Linux Lawsuits: Patent Standoff Pending

Nov 29, 2006, 16:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Pender)

"As much fun as it has been--and it has been fun--to hear Steve Ballmer verbally backhand Linux distributors with threats of patent lawsuits, to watch the whole Microsoft-Novell Linux deal dissolve faster than a Britney Spears marriage (and, yes, that's our attempt to drag our pop-cultural references into this century), and to witness the hue and cry of open-source types, bloggers and other pundits following the deal, we all might want to take a step back and pay attention to something very important that will start this week: The US Supreme Court is going to take a look at patents..."

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