Every now and then, you come across a news story that makes you choke on your coffee or splutter hot latte all over your monitor. Microsoft’s recent proclamations of love for Linux is an outstanding example of such a story.
Common sense says that Microsoft and the FOSS movement should be perpetual enemies. In the eyes of many, Microsoft embodies most of the greedy excesses that the Free Software movement rejects. In addition, Microsoft previously has labeled Linux as a cancer and the FOSS community as a “pack of thieves”.