How Would GNU/Linux Users Be Affected by Yahoo-Microsoft Merger?
Feb 06, 2008, 00:15 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)
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"Articles about Microsoft's bid have probably tired you to death
by now, but this article discusses one particular aspect of the
potential takeover, namely its effect on GNU/Linux and BSD users.
Here's a point-by-point analysis of the impact, covering several of
the key issues:
"In order to improve its public image, Yahoo recently organized
initiatives like workshops targeted at open source developers.
Think of these as the distant equivalent of
Googleâ€™s Summer of Code, which provided funding
to Free software projects such as KDE, WordPress, Drupal and
various independent projects--projects that begin as nothing more
than a proposal from an ambitious computer science student with