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ZDNet: Could Microsoft Have Killed Linux?

Mar 29, 2002, 14:30 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Last year Microsoft launched a virulent attack on the open-source movement, and particular the GNU Public License on which open-source software such as the GNU/Linux operating system is based. High-level executives called Linux a "cancer" and a threat to intellectual property laws and capitalism itself.

"The company has backed off from such statements since then, but Raymond said that if Microsoft had tried the attack a bit earlier it could have succeeded..."

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