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Microsoft Decides 'Open' is Better than 'Shared': What This Says About OSI

Jul 27, 2007, 21:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Tim notes that Microsoft will be submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval. He calls this 'huge, long-awaited,...and earthshaking.' It's actually none of the above, but it is welcome.

"It will do little to blur the 'bright line between Microsoft and the open-source community,' as Tim suggests it will. That bright line is increasingly drawn by Microsoft, and not by the community. This will not erase patent FUD, for example, from the collective consciousness. But I suppose it does help Microsoft to start acting like a full participant, rather than an outsider..."

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