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: Here we go again
by makomk on Fri 24th Jul 2009 20:07 UTC in reply to "Here we go again"
makomk
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2009-07-24

No, Microsoft haven't accepted Linux. They've accepted open source software - and are on a charm offensive to make Windows a major platform for it, including throwing a moderately decent amount of money and development effort at making popular open source programs like Apache run better on Windows. Linux is still something they see as a threat. Witness the recent lawsuits against embedded Linux vendors, or their FUD about Linux patent risks.

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