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eWeek: Ballmer Invites Patent Talks with Competing Linux Vendors

Nov 03, 2006, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his company is open to talking to other Linux distributors about reaching mutual patent coverage deals similar to the agreement signed Nov. 2 with Novell.

"Such talks would be a good idea, Ballmer suggested, since now only Novell's SUSE Linux customers have any assurance that Microsoft won't sue other Linux vendors for patent infringement..."

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