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GNU vs Linux Wars Escape the Real Issues -- Patent Trolls and Microsoft

Yesterday I watched the following 1-hour program from the Finnish television (upscaled version on Google Video). What was interesting to explore is the way Linux is presented in the light of GNU and vice versa. Mind the beginning in particular. Also pay attention to Eric Raymond's role.



Here is an inaccurate new writeup which presents a conspiracy against GNU. It is probably the result of tensions between the Free Software Foundation and Linus Torvalds, who refuses to accept GPLv3, at least for the time being.

OSS is being attacked on two fronts: the merciless unrelenting Microsoft market manipulation machine and Richard M Stallman. FOSS needs better; the world needs better.

Why is Linus Torvalds doing nothing?


The author is incorrect, but it does not appear to be flamebait, so there's no danger in linking.

This writeup talks about vectors of attack on Linux. One which is not mentioned are the lawsuits. While one wave of lawsuits appears to be in the making (software patents), another goes away (plagiarism). SCO is walking its last mile at the moment. If SCO's UNIX core business was sold, I suspect there would still be insufficient funds to pay the debt to Novell. SCO no longer matters and mentioning it gives the impression that it does.

Every trace of the disgrace which the SCO case needs to be erased, except for the links showing where funds got funneled from and why. It is time to focus on BayStar, Acacia and other suspicious parties that harvest or invest in IP [1, 2, 3, 4].

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