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Reuters: Microsoft's Ballmer Warns Asia of Linux Lawsuits

Nov 18, 2004, 13:00 (44 Talkback[s])

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"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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The 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.

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