There’s been much debate about Microsoft releasing code under the GPL lately. Linus Torvalds was intervied by the Linux Magazine, here’s what he thinks about it. Also interesting is Greg Kroah-Hartman’s related blog entry. According to him Microsoft simply had to comply to the GPL because they used Linux code (to avoid a lawsuit) and they want to have it included in the kernel. A future model? We’ll see..
While my university semester’s end is not to far away now, I had a lot of fun with a course called “Mainframe Computing” held the first time at our university. According to this slashdot article it’s good to gain some knowledge in that old wizardry. Seems like the Mainframe is on the rise again.