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Is It Lift Off for Linux?

Apr 22, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Q: Will a combined Microsoft-Yahoo deal impact on the open source world?

"Mark Shuttleworth: It will be very interesting for Microsoft, if the deal goes through. They will have 20,000 people (at Yahoo) who are firm free software advocates reporting to Steve Ballmer.

"That is going to change Microsoft culture in a healthy way. Talking to Microsoft employees I get the sense they realise they can't transform that company into a Windows-based company without killing it..."

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