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[7]: I agree...
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 02:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I agree..."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Looks like you are trying to justify the hate to MS at any cost, But hate whatever it comes from id bad.


True.

But please recognise that the hate is coming from Microsoft in the first instance. If anyone (including Microsoft) wants to stop it ... then that is where it must be stopped ... at the source from whence it comes.

If Microsoft were to stop hating FOSS, then there is absolutely no reason why Microsoft cannot be treated by FOSS in a similar fashion as any of the companies whose logo is visible on this page:

http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/about_members.php

or this one:

http://www.patentcommons.org/

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RE[8]: I agree...
by B12 Simon on Fri 24th Jul 2009 09:28 in reply to "RE[7]: I agree..."
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

But please recognise that the hate is coming from Microsoft in the first instance. If anyone (including Microsoft) wants to stop it ... then that is where it must be stopped ... at the source from whence it comes.


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi.

Who cares who started it? Let the open source community be the ones to end it!

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RE[8]: I agree...
by Soulbender on Fri 24th Jul 2009 11:13 in reply to "RE[7]: I agree..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

For the longest of time Microsoft didn't even give a damn about Linux yet there was much hating coming from some FOSS supporters. Obviously it's not only one side that's to blame.

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