ReallyLinux: Microsoft's Approach May Isolate U.S. Permanently
Nov 20, 2004, 18:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Incredible as it may seem, Microsoft's leading executive Steve
Ballmer is warning nations about the potential for patent lawsuits
if they use Linux. Although he is smart enough to state the warning
in terms of advice, neither Asian leaders nor the world are taking
this as anything less than a threat.
"We're not talking about a statement made to some fortune 500
business leaders. We're not applying this to global companies based
in other countries. Ballmer is speaking to nations, in the context
of global authority..."