[LINK] Xbox, modchips and law vs business model
Sun, 20 Oct 2002 09:24:10 +1000 (EST)
On Sun, 20 Oct 2002, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 02:33 PM 19/10/02 +0200, Lars Gaarden wrote:
> >This is really something. If Ballmer is quoted correctly, he
> >is saying that if australian law is incompatible with MS'
> >business model then the law has to change.
> The last paragraph seems to support what you say. Maybe he has that sort of
> power in the US [now that the Repugnicans are in control] and forgot where
> he was for a moment.
Given the cost arrangement our own gummint has with M$, they might be just
> >"Given the way the economic model works, and that is a subsidy followed,
> >essentially, by fees for every piece of software sold, our licence
> >framework has to do that," Mr Ballmer said. "If there are aspects that are
> >not allowed, it would encourage us to require a change in the legal
> >framework. Otherwise, it wouldn't make economic sense."
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