Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 22:53 UTC, submitted by Remy Chi Jian Suen
Editorial So, Microsoft submits 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, all licensed under the GPL. Microsoft, who considers Linux a great threat, and once called the GPL a "cancer". Opinions on this one are flying all around us, but what does Linus Torvalds, Linux' benevolent dictator, think about all this?
Permalink for comment 374942
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

Of course, Microsoft has done a lot of despicable things and they've been caught doing it several times. For example they were caught red-handed bribing the ISO committee... You'd be a fool for trusting them, but blind hatred towards them ain't any saner either.

There's lots of F/OSS advocates/fanbois who don't want Microsoft to have anything to do with F/OSS software. Some have gone even so far as to suggesting to modify GPL license so that Microsoft nor it's employees can use that software or code. That's the kind of people Linus doesn't want to get labeled as and I do have to agree with him. F/OSS is all about sharing, even with your most hated enemies.

Reply Parent Score: 3