ZDNet: Could Microsoft Have Killed Linux?
Mar 29, 2002, 14:30 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
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"Last year Microsoft launched a virulent attack on the
open-source movement, and particular the GNU Public License on
which open-source software such as the GNU/Linux operating system
is based. High-level executives called Linux a "cancer" and a
threat to intellectual property laws and capitalism itself.
"The company has backed off from such statements since then, but
Raymond said that if Microsoft had tried the attack a bit earlier
it could have succeeded..."