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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hate is bad, but so is blindness
by TechGeek on Fri 24th Jul 2009 02:00 UTC
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Hate is a bad thing in general. But so is blindness. Just this week I found an article on PCworld where Microsoft is extracting royalties from Buffalo Group for their use of Linux on their NAS products.

So we shouldn't hate, but that doesnt mean we should cooperate either. They want to be the bully, fine. We will build a new playground. We don't have to let them play on it though.

One last thought: One indication of insanity is performing the same action over and over and expecting different outcomes. Do we really think Microsoft is going to change? And if we do, does that make us crazy?

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