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MicrosoftWatch: Is Microsoft Rattling the Linux-Patent Sabers?

Nov 18, 2004, 21:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

[ Thanks to Peter Ussing for this link. ]

"Microsoft is denying that its CEO Steve Ballmer told Asian government leaders on Thursday that Microsoft believes that Linux violates more than 200 software patents.

"Instead, Ballmer was citing a controversial study done earlier this summer by a risk-mitigation consultancy that claimed that Linux has been found to violate more than 200 software patents, according to a Microsoft spokesman..."

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