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InfomationWeek: The Microsoft/Novell Deal: Has It Divided The Linux Community?

Jan 26, 2007, 00:15 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"But what about the developers who create the actual Linux code, and who form the heart of what's known as the open source community? How will they be affected? As the calendar turns the corner into 2007, is this community of ISV and corporate developers, already split into hundreds of different distributions, only becoming more divided? Or conversely, is this community growing even more unified through joint opposition to the deal?

"So far, the answer seems to be yes on both counts. By and large, Linux developers see the deal as an unwelcome intrusion by Microsoft..."

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