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Microsoft's Patent Scare Tactics 'Not That Unusual'

Oct 23, 2007, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Microsoft's scare tactics in what could be considered an attempt to coerce Red Hat into a patent agreement similar to one Novell penned last November are not unusual for this early stage in the process, according to a patent attorney.

"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Oct. 1 told a small group of Web 2.0 developers at the company's London office that 'People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense, have an obligation to eventually compensate us...'"

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