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Oct 19, 2007, 00:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)


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"It's become an annual event. Steve Ballmer shoots his yap about how Linux and open source violate Microsoft patents. The open-source community says, 'OK, show us your cards, your patents,' and Ballmer shuts up for six months or so.

"This time around, though, Microsoft's FUD campaign is playing out in a different way. First, Ballmer, Microsoft's chief poobah says those nasty, old Linux and open-source developers are still violating Microsoft's precious IP (intellectual property). What property...?"

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