Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 09:43 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, some things are just too good to be true. Earlier this week, Microsoft made a relatively stunning announcement that it would contribute some 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, licensed under the GPL. Microsoft isn't particularly fond of either Linux or the GPL, so this was pretty big news. As it turns out, the code drop was brought on by... A GPL violation.
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RE: Typical result
by JAlexoid on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 12:40 UTC in reply to "Typical result"
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I know people like to laugh and dance and point fingers at Microsoft, but the bottom line is, when there's a violation of the GPL, whether deliberate or not, releasing the offending code is the typical, and desired, result.

And that is the whole idea behind GPL.

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