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?
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RE[2]: Comment by lmjabreu
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lmjabreu"
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"I don't get it, what about this: ? Doesn't Mr Linus know about the nature of that gpl code?
What about it? The code is GPL now right? So basically, Microsoft complied with the GPL as required, and should therefore not be bashed for it. "

Precisely so.

However, the same incident is being used by Microsoft supporters to try to add to a negative smear on FOSS that the GPL "is viral". That is just not so.

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