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Microsoft stuck at top of open source incline

Apr 28, 2009, 20:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"But they went there with cash, even though Michigan itself would gain benefits from having this kind of software available. As would any university running a mixed-source computer network, which is to say all of them.

"When you have to pay people to do your open source development, even development that is in their interest to have done, you are naturally going to take a proprietary attitude toward what results. You may indeed wonder what the excitement of open source is all about -- is it just taking your work for nothing?"

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