[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Interview: Linus Torvalds' Benevolent Dictatorship

Steven D'Aprano steve at cyber.com.au
Fri Aug 27 10:13:05 UTC 2004

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 10:58:25AM +1000, Arjen Lentz wrote:
> An interesting read, IMHO. 
> One topic of particular interest may be that Linus (contrary to HP) does
> not think that Microsoft will attack Linux through litigation. Of course
> there is the current TSG mess, partially funded by MS, but that's
> indirect. Linus may have a point w.r.t. a direct approach.

I think Linus is especially naive there. I think he has mistaken "Don't be 
evil" Google with Microsoft.

Microsoft has used legal tactics in the past to crush competitors, and 
they have indirectly funded legal tactics against Linux.

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