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Microsoft to Renault: It's Tax Time!

Feb 04, 2008, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Savio Rodrigues)

"I've asked this before, but why should a customer care about IP assurance? IP indemnification is a vendor issue, just like ensuring environmental rules or workplace safety regulations are being adhered to. It's a disgrace that vendors have made indemnification a customer concern.

"'Last year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer implied that users of Linux distributions from vendors other than those with which it has patent deals--the list also includes Xandros and Linspire--could be hearing from the company. 'We've spent a lot of money licensing patents,' Ballmer said...'"

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