"Linux is in great danger at the moment. That danger started
when Microsoft cut their deal with Novell. Many open source
advocates recognized this and there was a hue and cry over it. This
furor has died down to a large extent and apathy has set in. To
combat this the FSF brought out their GPLv3 but this seems to be
too little too late.
"It now appears that Microsoft have started their (in)famous
embrace and conqueror strategy on the Linux front. By cutting the
deal with Novell they are admitting the Linux threat to them. By
claiming their support for Linux they are effectively and
efficiently starting their ownership campaign of the Linux
platform. Unless they are stopped then Linux will go the way of
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