linuxtoday.com: This has been an amusing story for this week. In a nutshell, Microsoft got busted for a GPL violation. It took over two years, but finally MS came into compliance and then released the source code with much fanfare and self-congratulations.
readwriteweb.com: In its effort to detangle itself from the ongoing proceedings of the European Union antitrust case, it seems Microsoft is offering to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS.
- The Microsoft Linux GPLv2 contribution saga unfolds
- Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand
- Microsoft and Vyatta rebutt reports of GPL violation
- Microsoft wants to be part of Unique Identity project: Bill Gates
linux-mag.com: Microsoft has released code for inclusion in the Linux kernel, but should it be accepted? Linus Torvalds gives his perspective.
infoworld.com: While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.
networkworld.com: Microsoft has had a checkered past with both Linux and its open source GPL licensing structure, so the move was a jaw dropper. Here is a look at some of the milestones since Microsoft internal memos leaked in 1998 that attacked the open source Linux operating system as it began to pick up steam as an alternative to Windows.
- Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast
- Is Microsoft's GPL2 support really a big deal?
- How Microsoft made open source selfish
- Microsoft Foresees More Open Source Contributions
- Microsoft code cannot taint Linux
earthweb.com: With the recession in full swing, I have found a growing number of people questioning the value of moving onto Windows 7 upon its release.
infoworld.com: Make no mistake: This is a hostile action on Microsoft's part. Its stated mission is to squash Linux like a bug, and the easiest way to do that is to feign friendship -- to offer a bogus olive branch, then switch it out at the last minute for a nasty bundle of thorns.