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]: I agree...
by Vanders on Fri 24th Jul 2009 09:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I agree..."
Vanders
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Because FOSS is an ideology that not everyone subscribes to?


"Ideology"? Wow, that gives it fat too much credit. It's a development methodology. That's all.

Because it threatens existing businesses that have invested vast amounts of money into products, only to see FOSS equivalents springing up and undercutting them?


There's a word for being undercut in the market. I'll have to go look it up, hang on. Oh yeah, that's it. It's "business".

Getting undercut by the competition is what happens. Weather the competition is Open Source is not is utterly irrelevant. If your product is any good, it'll be able to compete.

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