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[4]: Embrace Extend Extinguish
by bnolsen on Sat 25th Jul 2009 13:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Embrace Extend Extinguish"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

IBM lost their monopoly status.

Nothing wrong with having a monopoly.

Problems occur when a company has a monopoly position and abuses that position to try to wipe out competitors and strong arm partners.

When referring to MS please put these two together: "abuse of their monopoly position". It actually accurately describes the conviction and situation.

Edited 2009-07-25 13:42 UTC

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