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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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

And now Microsoft is contributing. Please explain the difference between IBM contributinh for selfish reasons and Microsoft contributing for selfish reasons. No wait, there is none.
Thankfully the people in charge of Linux and the ones actually making the decicions arent rapid anti-MS morons.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

http://www.osnews.com/thread?375047

In short, IBM has outlasted it's history to a greater extent. Microsoft continues many of it's predatory practices and anti-FOSS sentiments from it's highest ranking management. If it's abandon such strategies, this is only very recently. It too may outlast it's history and prove itself through it's own actions as IBM has been doing.

The difference is age and demonstrated actions.

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