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Linus Torvalds isn't worried about Microsoft taking over Linux

Monday Oct 7th 2019 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

ZDnet: And you shouldn't be either. Every company wants to rule Linux -- none of them can or ever will.

At the 2019 Linux Plumbers Conference, I talked to Linus Torvalds and several other of the Linux kernel's top programmers. They universally agreed Microsoft wants to control Linux, but they're not worried about it. That's because Linux, by its very nature and its GPL2 open-source licensing, can't be controlled by any single third-party.

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