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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Linux would have died a decade earlier ...
by tyrione on Fri 24th Jul 2009 05:15 UTC
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without Billions of corporate sponsorship that added massive amounts of GPLd IP we all benefit from and that is one of the main reason Linus should be objective and indifferent towards anyone who acts as if Linux miraculously advanced solely from a bunch of disgruntled people in their basements.

He's not going to bite the hand that feeds and as long as he sees no poison pill he will continue to be indifferent towards the FUD on both sides.

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Johann Chua Member since:

So like Apple would've died if not for Steve Jobs's Second Coming? No need for anything that His Steveness didn't nurture or bless.

It's nice to know that Linux distros will support old PPC Macs longer than Apple will.

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