How Would GNU/Linux Users Be Affected by Yahoo-Microsoft Merger?
Feb 06, 2008, 00:15 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)
"Articles about Microsoft's bid have probably tired you to death
by now, but this article discusses one particular aspect of the
potential takeover, namely its effect on GNU/Linux and BSD users.
Here's a point-by-point analysis of the impact, covering several of
the key issues:
"In order to improve its public image, Yahoo recently organized
initiatives like workshops targeted at open source developers.
Think of these as the distant equivalent of
Googleâ€™s Summer of Code, which provided funding
to Free software projects such as KDE, WordPress, Drupal and
various independent projects--projects that begin as nothing more
than a proposal from an ambitious computer science student with