[PLUG] Microsoft - Key Linux contributor!

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Thu Apr 5 06:40:55 PDT 2012

On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 07:02:28PM +0530, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
> > No, because the fact that their business depends on Linux is known. And
> > for the same reason, I'd not call MS as "key contributor" just based on
> > numbers as how much they depend on Linux is clear as well.
> Linux is one of the business(es) Red Hat is involved in. And, there
> are a significant number of technologies where MSFT requires to ensure
> that things are interoperable. The kernel isn't that unimportant in an
> MSFT scheme of things.

Exactly. "Dependent on" and "not that unimportant" are the words you used,
which is what I am trying to say is the difference.


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