"But what about the developers who create the actual Linux code,
and who form the heart of what's known as the open source
community? How will they be affected? As the calendar turns the
corner into 2007, is this community of ISV and corporate
developers, already split into hundreds of different distributions,
only becoming more divided? Or conversely, is this community
growing even more unified through joint opposition to the deal?
"So far, the answer seems to be yes on both counts. By and
large, Linux developers see the deal as an unwelcome intrusion by
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