Linus: "Microsoft Hatred Is a Disease"

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel.Image via Wikipedia

I'm a big believer in "technology over politics". I don't care who it comes from, as long as there are solid reasons for the code, and as long as we don't have to worry about licensing etc issues.

I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease. I believe in open development, and that very much involves not just making the source open, but also not shutting other people and companies out.

There are 'extremists' in the free software world, but that's one major reason why I don't call what I do 'free software' any more. I don't want to be associated with the people for whom it's about exclusion and hatred."

The comment above came from Linus Torvalds regarding Microsoft sending 20,000 code lines to the Linux kernel and how he wants to separate himself from Linux "extremists".

I have to say that I'm pretty surprised that he would take the high road on this topic and applaud him for it.

Posted via web from Robert Sanchez's Lifestream

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