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Re: Novell-MS Pact: "why not?" says Linus

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Novell-MS Pact: "why not?" says Linus
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 12:52:57 +0100

"This is truly a breakthrough," Hewlett-Packard's chief strategy
officer, Shane Robison, gushed at Thursday's news conference in San

Intel, AMD, IBM, Dell and SAP all offered congratulations on the

Even the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, told me he's looking on the
bright side.

"It's not as if everybody suddenly has started trusting Microsoft, so I
suspect the debate over whether this is Microsoft cozying up to people
in order to more easily slit their throats in the night will go on for
some time," Torvalds said via e-mail.

"But hey, quite frankly, at least as far as I'm personally concerned, if
we can all just sit and hold hands by the campfire and sing 'Kumbaya,'
why not? No need to try to see monsters in the night if people really
are trying to be friendly."


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