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 Eddyspeeder
by Eddyspeeder on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 23:16 UTC
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In response to the free driver article, I replied here on OSNews: Apparently Microsoft has moved away from bashing (except Mac OS) and choking (BeOS) competition and to hand out free lollipops. Why?

The answer (surprisingly) turns out to be: the free lollipops weren't theirs to begin with.

They were free though.

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