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[6]: I agree...
by polaris20 on Fri 24th Jul 2009 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I agree..."
polaris20
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Not sure about that ... given Microsoft's self-admitted intentions towards FOSS (i.e. to destroy it), and Microsoft's long and well documented history of using tactics such as "embrace, extend and extinguish" and "divide and conquer".


I think much of the FOSS community already does a great job of the "divide" part of "divide and conquer".

I think Linus is spot on with his comments, and it's good to see such words coming from him.

Edited 2009-07-24 02:20 UTC

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