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San Francisco Bay Guardian: Microsoft Linux

Nov 16, 2006, 00:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Annalee Newitz)

"I'm living in a bizarro business deal universe. Microsoft and Novell, which distributes a version of Suse Linux, have formed a partnership. When Microsoft's notoriously anti-Linux CEO Steve Ballmer announced the deal, he claimed it was because customers demanded it. But the open-source community is worried something else may be afoot.

"PC Magazine columnist John Dvorak speculated last week that Microsoft was trying to do an end run around free software licensing, essentially breaking the GNU General Public License (GPL) via legal loopholes..."

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