"I'm living in a bizarro business deal universe. Microsoft and
Novell, which distributes a version of Suse Linux, have formed a
partnership. When Microsoft's notoriously anti-Linux CEO Steve
Ballmer announced the deal, he claimed it was because customers
demanded it. But the open-source community is worried something
else may be afoot.
"PC Magazine columnist John Dvorak speculated last week that
Microsoft was trying to do an end run around free software
licensing, essentially breaking the GNU General Public License
(GPL) via legal loopholes..."