Jul 27, 2009

Linus: Microsoft Hatred is a Disease

In a brief interview with OS News Linus Torvalds talks about his views on Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux kernel.

Linus hasn't actually looked at the code yet. It's driver code, low-risk and he isn't very interested in driver code anyway. He trusts the maintainers will do their jobs, but of pure curiosity, he will take a look at it when the review phase is complete.
Linus is tired of the all the negativity that surrounds Microsoft in the Linux community:
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.

It's always refreshing to hear someone level-headed discuss issues like this. I guess this is also the reason why, after so many years, Linus is still the undisputed benevolent dictator of Linux.

Source: http://www.osnews.com/story/21887/Linus_Microsoft_Hatred_Is_a_Disease_

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