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[3]: Embrace Extend Extinguish
by Hiev on Fri 24th Jul 2009 02:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Embrace Extend Extinguish"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

IBM changed?

Just search for google for their latest unetique behavior, it was a few months ago.

But MS is the horse to beat, right?

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

IBM changed? Just search for google for their latest unetique behavior, it was a few months ago. But MS is the horse to beat, right?


You are getting it all wrong.

Microsoft is the source of the hate, not its object.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Honestly, you are helpless.

Keep on with your twisted crusade, its your life getting wasted and not mine.

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stone Member since:
2005-07-06

You are getting it all wrong.

Microsoft is the source of the hate, not its object.

you need to take a good look at yourself. you are the personification of fanaticism, hatred and trench digging. thank you for making a good example as to why linus wouldn't want to identify himself nor his software with people like you.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I'd be interested to read more on this IBM issue if you have a link or more clear title to drop in my preferred internet search engine.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

IBM lost their monopoly status.

Nothing wrong with having a monopoly.

Problems occur when a company has a monopoly position and abuses that position to try to wipe out competitors and strong arm partners.

When referring to MS please put these two together: "abuse of their monopoly position". It actually accurately describes the conviction and situation.

Edited 2009-07-25 13:42 UTC

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