Ars Technica: Microsoft Takes a Page from the Open-Source Playbook
Feb 12, 2007, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Reimer)
"Microsoft has long held a skeptical view of open source, but
the Redmond-based software company is trying to change some of
those attitudes with the establishment of officelabs. officelabs is
a new internal start-up that is attempting to use some of the
methodologies of open-source software development to invigorate the
company and generate excitement about new Microsoft products.
"Specifically, the people behind officelabs want to adopt the
'release early, release often' approach that has worked well for
open-source projects such as Linux and Firefox..."