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Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2019 12:04:07 +0300
From: Georgi Guninski <>
Subject: Re: linux-distros membership application - Microsoft

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 10:40 PM Solar Designer <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Per our current policy and precedents, I see no valid reasons not to
> subscribe Microsoft (or part(s) of it, see below) to linux-distros.  So
> I intend to figure out some detail and proceed with the subscription.
> > Microsoft's history with Linux is a rather recent one. I can offer the

No, it is not recent. The Halloween Documents are from 1998,
which makes 21 years.

> > following examples if you're willing to give us a few months off of the
> > "1 year" requirement:
> >


> >  I suppose we could either give Microsoft this 1 month
> off as you suggest based on Microsoft's track record of promptly dealing
> with security issues in non-Linux products, or subscribe Microsoft to
> linux-distros in August 2019 (or later).

Are you suggesting breaking the rules and giving microsoft
a present of one month? As a long time gnu/linux user and
linux kernel bug killer [1] I am disappointed by this.

What mailing list is best to discuss microsoft's involvement in
GPL? (last time I checked LKLM was extremely high traffic)


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