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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RE[8]: Comment by lmjabreu
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 01:45 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by lmjabreu"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

why take it so personal?


You hit upon the reason with your very next thought ...

The web is full of those.


The web is indeed so full of those that it is clear that it is orchestrated. How else could you get such widespread and utterly nasty behaviour directed at people who are trying to spread their good works for free, and reduce or eliminate everyone's software costs?

Edited 2009-07-24 01:45 UTC

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

It's a matter of fairness. Some people don't believe that the ends (promoting free software) justify some means (fabricating information, making misleading statements about Microsoft products, pushing unsuspecting people to give up working solutions for less mature software).

Moreover, some people like what they have and don't like being told that they are somehow inferior for using it. Saying that the product is inferior indirectly implies that you're saying the person is inferior (after all, if they were smarter they wouldn't be using such a bad product, right?).

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