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[5]: I agree...
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I agree..."
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I believe Microsoft meant Intellectual Property when they said IP.

Precisely so.

GNU/Linux is IP. It is copyright code just as much as Windows is copyright code.

Ergo, writing new code for GNU/Linux cannot, by definition, be an act of destroying IP.

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