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NewsForge: Linus Ends Free Lunch

Apr 01, 2004, 19:00 (27 Talkback[s])
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"Following in the footsteps of the XFree86 and Apache projects, Linux founder and leader Linus Torvalds has announced licensing and development changes for the Linux kernel.

"Effective with the 2.7 development series, anyone using or installing Linux will be required to pay a royalty of $1 per CPU to Linus Torvalds and $.25 per CPU to each programmer responsible for any driver that person uses..."

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