Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linspire Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire, writes: "With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux."
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Bad thing
by Trikke76 on Fri 29th Jun 2007 09:41 UTC
Trikke76
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2007-05-07

i think this is a bad thing.
If we make deals now b/c of so called pattents
so that ppl can say hey i can play my dvd's mp3's etc without being sued then at the long turn we have nothing more to push company's for using open standards.
look at amd and intel lately they never wanted u to have opensource drivers for there videocards now after so many years we have it. If some company's start to pay now for some shit like dvd, mp3 codecs etc ... then u can beter stick with your wintendo box or go apple.
sorry linux is ment to open and to be free not to have payed closed source in it and if we start to add it for one then at the end u have to do it for everyone.
i rather do it illegal at home if we all do it they have to change there policiy and for a company it doesnt mather they dont need mp3 dvd codecs anyway.

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