October 31, 2003

Microsoft Alms for Needy Linux Efforts

Microsoft gadfly Michael Robertson, the CEO of Lindows.com and the guy who greeted the letter from Microsoft lawyers telling him to take down his
MSfreePC Web site with a raised middle finger, now says that 10% of each claim against Microsoft's $1.1 billion settlement with California over the
price of Windows that the site processes will go to a needy Linux company that the claimant picks from a Lindows-supplied list.

The offer is for "a limited time" only - exactly how long is unclear and includes such possibilities as poor old Mozilla, the more buoyant
OpenOffice.org, Gnome, KDE or Debian.

Link: linuxworld.com


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