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[9]: Comment by lmjabreu
by PlatformAgnostic on Fri 24th Jul 2009 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by lmjabreu"
PlatformAgnostic
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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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