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MicrosoftWatch: Is Microsoft Rattling the Linux-Patent Sabers?

[ 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…”

Complete
Story

Related Story:
Reuters:
Microsoft’s Ballmer Warns Asia of Linux Lawsuits
(Nov 18,
2004)