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 eantoranz on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 19:20 UTC in reply to "A Cancer?"
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The problem with that frase is that GPL doesn't creep by itself .... it is crept by developers (in this case, Microsoft's developers, shall we say?) in their code. Nobody forces people to use GPL code. If you don't like the GPL, then take a hike and write your own code and place whatever license you want on it, dude.

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