Why Microsoft Is Going Open Source
Aug 07, 2007, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"That's right: Microsoft has released not one but several pieces
of code as open source. Moreover, it's submitting some of its
home-grown licences to the Open Source Initiative for approval. So
what is going on here?
"In part, I think that Microsoft's own analysis of its motives
is true: we do live in a heterogeneous world of technology, and the
creation of Microsoft's open source pages and projects reflects a
long-overdue reflection of this fact. It is also testimony to the
continuing success of free software..."