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How Would GNU/Linux Users Be Affected by Yahoo-Microsoft Merger?

Feb 06, 2008, 00:15 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"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 Google’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 spare time..."

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