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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RE[4]: The Real Surprise
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The Real Surprise"
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See Novell’s PR blog tearing a hole into Canonical - as Microsoft has more LOC in Linux than them now

Yeah. Greg likes to quote Linux Kernel stats and present them as if the Linux kernel was the be all and end all of OSS software. It was highly annoying to me until I learned to just ignore most of it.

Edited 2009-07-23 17:43 UTC

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