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Submission + - Microsoft claims "we love open source" (

jbrodkin writes: Everyone in the Linux world remembers Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's famous comment in 2001 that Linux is a "cancer" that threatened Microsoft's intellectual property.
While Microsoft hasn't formally rescinded its declaration that Linux violates its patents, at least one Microsoft executive admits that the company’s earlier battle stance was a mistake. Microsoft wants the world to understand, whatever its issues with Linux, it no longer has any gripe toward open source.

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Microsoft claims "we love open source"

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