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..."
Microsoft's Ballmer Warns Asia of Linux Lawsuits(Nov 18,