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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Anyone else find this unnerving?
by NixerX on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 15:01 UTC
NixerX
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As a Linux advocate for over 10years I find this extremely unnerving. Microsoft is not and will never be a friendly beast. They've tried to defeat Linux on all fronts and now some dumb@sses think they are ceding defeat and "helping" Linux?

How long before MS takes cue from sco and cries Infringement? Its one thing to contribute to an app like samba...you don't have to include that in yout distro..its another thing to contribute to the kernel, the heart of every linux distro.

I don't think that MS Support is as necessary to Linux as hardware vendor and gaming studio support.

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