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Is It Lift Off for Linux?

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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