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Will Microsoft's 'Make Web Not War' Attract Open Source Developers?

Mar 14, 2011, 16:35 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

""Make Web Not War" sounds like a slogan that an aging ad executive would coin in a desperate attempt to sound hip to twenty-something developers -- most of whom have probably never heard the original catchphrase opposing the Vietnam War.

"But whatever the origins of the name, Make Web Not War is the tagline for Microsoft's strategy to encourage open source development for its applications. It has been used in the United States, England, and Europe. In particular, it has been used in Canada for community conferences held in the last two years in Toronto and Montreal.

"This May 7, Make Web Not War comes to Vancouver in a day of two-track presentations and panel discussions, as well as donations for local groups to put on their own events around the same time."

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