Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 09:43 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, some things are just too good to be true. Earlier this week, Microsoft made a relatively stunning announcement that it would contribute some 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, licensed under the GPL. Microsoft isn't particularly fond of either Linux or the GPL, so this was pretty big news. As it turns out, the code drop was brought on by... A GPL violation.
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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 12:48 UTC
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The question I would love answered is whether Microsoft would have voluntarily handed over the code by their own free will? I find it interesting that Microsoft so interested in 'protecting' their 'intellectual property' but when it comes to other peoples they're pretty loose with making sure they comply.

Edit: Funny enough it actually reminds me of the tax department how if you owe them money they'll jump all over your back but when they owe you a refund the processes seem to take longer.

Edited 2009-07-23 12:59 UTC

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