"Sometimes, he said, disputes will lead to lawsuits. "Sometimes they will evoke hard feelings. Sometimes those feelings will make moving ahead with our open-source strategy more challenging, but there is no change to our open-source strategy and the work many teams across Microsoft do every day to move it forward." Although Microsoft did not call out the Linux claims, Gutierrez said the company was not trying to hide them. While Linux is not mentioned in the federal lawsuit, he said, they are noted in two paragraphs of the ITC claim."