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[7]: Embrace Extend Extinguish
by ssa2204 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 03:05 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Embrace Extend Extinguish"
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"Honestly, you are helpless. Keep on with your twisted crusade, its your life getting wasted and not mine.

If people collaborate with each other, and provide themselves with tools and knowledge through their collaboration, and consequently free themselves from a large abusive corporate who wants to extract a fortune from them for those same things, then how is that a waste?

He has a point, you have crossed the line from normal appreciation to obsession. You are free, as you love to point out many times, to install whatever the hell you want on your computer. So it begs the question, how far does this obsession go? Well clearly you feel that any business is an evil entity for being profitable, ever thought of moving to Cuba?

Large abusive, some might also say this is called competition. You know the old saying, if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. You know the statement :

I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease. I believe in open development, and that very much involves not just making the source open, but also not shutting other people and companies out.

There are ‘extremists’ in the free software world, but that’s one major reason why I don’t call what I do ‘free software’ any more. I don’t want to be associated with the people for whom it’s about exclusion and hatred.”

That really refers to people like you. Believe it or not, there is a world much more interesting out there outside of these stupid little ones and zeros. When you have reached a point where the boogey man is hiding around every corner, that is usually a sign to move on in life and seek a different path.

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