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Think you know how the Linux kernel is developed? Think again
The newest Linux kernel, version 3.3, includes code from Google's Android project. That should help both Android and other Linux-based projects.
Open-source development, when it works, perhaps works so well and at such a frenetic pace that no proprietary vendor can hope to compete.
A Microsoft executive outlines the thinking behind its move and notes it was a key Linux contributor from Novell who first suggested the move.
A licensing issue with its proprietary Linux drives appears to have helped lead to Microsoft's contribution of GPL code to Linux.
Among a bevy of Microsoft stories this week, the company is contributing code for inclusion in Linux, thanks to a Novell fellow. Also: Amazon buys Zappos and PayPal gets a new API.
Redmond is proving that it can compete with open source on open source's terms by licensing LinuxIC under the GPLv2 license.
Open-source community may be its own worst enemy as it could potentially scare away would-be contributors by criticizing efforts from Adobe, Microsoft, and others.
Red Hat dominates Linux kernel development, but does Canonical show other ways to contribute?
The European Union's antitrust actions against Microsoft have freed up server software documentation for use in a major open-source project--for a fee.