Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Aug 2005 18:44 UTC
Legal More than 90 Australian companies have been asked to pay a licence fee for Linux software in a move apparently backed by Linus Torvalds. Letters demanding US$5000 for use of the Linux name were originally dismissed as a hoax. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Linus Torvalds is dead serious.
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Well, if it IS true...
by Tuishimi on Fri 19th Aug 2005 17:55 UTC
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...either there will be a lot more threads about Linus being as bad as Microsoft and Apple and Sun -OR- tons of trolling about the end of "open source" and "free software".

Personally, since we live in a capitalist society, I have no problem with people charging $$$ for their work, even if it is built on the backs of others.

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