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[2]: The Real Surprise
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE: The Real Surprise"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

A blogger working to find a solution to a problem, rather than just creating a sensationalist spectacle?

Actually, I was thinking of Greg Kroah-Hartman, mudslinging kernel developer and community "spokesperson". But in this case I guess he's Greg Krah-Hartman, Novell employee.

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RE[3]: The Real Surprise
by Rahul on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 17:31 in reply to "RE[2]: The Real Surprise"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Greg KH has in the past worked on things like this quietly and successfully. I suppose that aspect of him is not as well known.

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RE[3]: The Real Surprise
by Beta on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 17:34 in reply to "RE[2]: The Real Surprise"
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2005-07-06

"A blogger working to find a solution to a problem, rather than just creating a sensationalist spectacle?

Actually, I was thinking of Greg Kroah-Hartman, mudslinging kernel developer and community "spokesperson". But in this case I guess he's Greg Krah-Hartman, Novell employee.
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See Novell’s PR blog tearing a hole into Canonical - as Microsoft has more LOC in Linux than them now - bloody cheeky if you ask me.

It does not surprise me that everyone at Microsoft and Novell kept it quiet, however ‘unintentional’.

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RE[4]: The Real Surprise
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 17:42 in reply to "RE[3]: The Real Surprise"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

See Novell’s PR blog tearing a hole into Canonical - as Microsoft has more LOC in Linux than them now

Yeah. Greg likes to quote Linux Kernel stats and present them as if the Linux kernel was the be all and end all of OSS software. It was highly annoying to me until I learned to just ignore most of it.

Edited 2009-07-23 17:43 UTC

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