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SearchOpenSource: Eclipse Foundation Director: Open Up, Microsoft

Nov 10, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this link. ]

"You attended last week's Open Source Business Conference where Jason Matusow, director of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative, suggested that open source software was not as open as supporters would like to believe. As an open source advocate, what were your thoughts on his keynote?

"Mike Milinkovich: I think that Microsoft saying open source is not open is like the pot calling the kettle black. If Microsoft wants to embrace OSS, they should first of all consider following the open source norms. They've got a couple of licenses they put out there recently and by all reports people are saying they are not bad licenses. I think they should consider going through the OSI [Open Source Initiative] approval process, and I think they should be using those licenses to get OSS code out there..."

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