“Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer on
Thursday warned Asian governments that they could face intellectual
rights-infringement lawsuits for using rival open-source operating
platforms such as Linux.
“Linux is open-code software that is freely available on the
Internet and easily modified by users…”
Register: Use Linux and You Will Be Sued, Ballmer Tells
Governments (Nov 17, 2004) A recap of the Reuters article,
cast in the usual acerbic Register tone.