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: A Cancer?
by OddFox on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 17:16 UTC in reply to "A Cancer?"
OddFox
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2005-10-05

I must have missed the part where everyone said HyperV itself was going to be released under the GPL, as opposed to, you know, the offending pieces of code mentioned. You're right, the GPL is pretty viral in this particular instance. I sure can't wait until I get to download all the source and compile it myself, and I have RMS to thank for his effective and cancerous license!

Lay on a little more FUD there, bud.

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