Ballmer Threatens (Litigation?) Over the Use of Linux

Panasonic braves Linux-inspired wrath of Ballmer | The Register

"Was this what Microsoft (Steve Ballmer) was growling and threatening about, when he told Asian countries: "nice little Linux OS you have here. Be a pity if someone sued you..." yesterday? Is it this mass market 3G Linux phone range for Japan, from Panasonic and NEC...?"