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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A Cancer?
by slashdev on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 13:16 UTC
slashdev
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2006-05-14

I remember reading ages ago that microsoft felt the GPL was some kind of cancer, that will creap into your code and force commercial companies to give out code they otherwise would not have, like some kind of code vampire....I guess ballmer was right, sorry to doubt you buddy!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/06/02/ballmer_linux_is_a_cancer/

The irony is Microsoft could have just used crappy linux drivers. or ignored linux all together, only supporting BSDs instead.

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