Cnet: Microsoft: We're all 'mixed source' companies
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Date: 18 Oct 2008 12:30
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That doesn't mean Microsoft is ready to sing Kumbaya with Red Hat, or other companies that haven't made an IP deal with Redmond. While Microsoft is patient, Gutierrez indicated that Microsoft's patience is not unlimited. "If every effort to license proves not to be fruitful, ultimately we have a responsibility to customers that have licenses and to our shareholders to ensure our intellectual property is respected," he said. Microsoft has, on a number of occasions, asserted that Linux violates a ton of Microsoft patents, but Microsoft has never sued a company over those claims.
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