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Salon Magazine: Money talks -- Open source walks

Apr 01, 1999, 09:01 (8 Talkback[s])
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"In a move sure to send shock waves through the free software/open-source community, Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, announced today that he is founding LinuxSoft, a new company that will specialize in selling "enhanced" proprietary versions of Linux."

"LinuxSoft will be a joint venture between leading Linux vendors Red Hat, VA Research and LinuxCare. Torvalds announced it has already obtained venture capital funding from Silicon Valley's premier VC firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers."

"In Redmond, Microsoft announced that Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman had accepted the new position of Senior Vice President for Ideology."

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