Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 22:53 UTC, submitted by Remy Chi Jian Suen
Editorial So, Microsoft submits 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, all licensed under the GPL. Microsoft, who considers Linux a great threat, and once called the GPL a "cancer". Opinions on this one are flying all around us, but what does Linus Torvalds, Linux' benevolent dictator, think about all this?
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I agree...
by cefarix on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 23:09 UTC
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Well said, Linus!

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RE: I agree...
by drstorm on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 23:31 in reply to "I agree..."
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I agree, too. I like when people are being realistic.
Stallman is a bit mad, I think.

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RE[2]: I agree...
by J.R. on Fri 24th Jul 2009 00:25 in reply to "RE: I agree..."
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I agree, too. I like when people are being realistic.
Stallman is a bit mad, I think.

I agree as well. One thing is being skeptical, but when certain people need to bash Microsoft at any cost it makes the entire community and culture look less serious, which is bad for Linux. Truth is that many of the most vocal Linux supporters keep focusing on the negative of Microsoft rather than the positive of Linux. I think people that consider switching to Linux need to see that its an inclusive culture built on positive values, rather than a culture built on hate.

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RE: I agree...
by The Mad Hatter on Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:22 in reply to "I agree..."
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You shouldn't agree. Because Linus isn't quoted as saying that. The title to the article is misleading.

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