Reuters: Microsoft’s Ballmer Warns Asia of Linux Lawsuits

“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…”

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Register: Use Linux and You Will Be Sued, Ballmer Tells
(Nov 17, 2004) A recap of the Reuters article,
cast in the usual acerbic
Register tone.