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]: Embrace Extend Extinguish
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 01:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Embrace Extend Extinguish"
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Microsoft has a long history of very dirty business tactics True, but there is another one who has done worse thinks and nobody say anything, yes, im talking about IBM.


Historically, yes, correct. IBM had a huge anti-trust case against it for this.

IBM's reaction was to change their corporate behaviour. Turn it around completely.

But since IBM donates money to the FSF nobody dares to say anything.


Actually, IBM donates more than money ... they have donated code. Vast amounts of it. Probably more so than anyone else. See the above comment about "change their corporate behaviour. Turn it around completely". This is an excellent example of exactly that turn-around.

Microsoft also had a huge anti-trust case against it. Microsoft's response was to turn the DOJ around completely, and utterly corrupt them. Now we have the US government anti-trust investigators saying things like "Microsoft is not the problem" and going after Google.

Can you say "stooges"? Can you say "bought"?

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