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Is a Linux Civil War in the Making?

Jun 28, 2007, 23:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Microsoft's partnership with Novell got a lot of people in the open-source community fired up. Since then, Microsoft's Linux deals with Linspire and Xandros have just thrown gasoline on the fire. Now, it appears that Red Hat, the leading Linux company and the most vocal opponent to Microsoft wheeling and dealing, tried to make its own deal with Microsoft before the Novell one was released.

"So, what's going on here? As Kevin Carmony, Linspire's CEO and president, rhetorically asks in his latest public column, 'Is Linux Splitting into Two Factions?...'"

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