"IDG News Service: The Fortune story has caused
a lot of concern over how Microsoft may proceed in regard to its
patent claims. Did you know Microsoft officials were going to
reveal the number of patents?
"Hilf: We did. [But] the Fortune article does
not correctly represent our strategy. That's what has people so
inflamed. It looks like our strategy changed and we are moving in a
new direction, but it hasn't. In the Novell deal, we said we had to
figure out a way to solve these IP issues and we needed to figure
out a way for better interoperability with open-source products.
The Fortune article makes it look like we are going out on this
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