Steve Ballmer: "I Would Love to See All Open Source Innovation Happen on Top of Windows"
Oct 09, 2007, 14:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)
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"Steve Ballmer apparently likes open source. Well, so long as it
drives Windows revenue. And doesn't replace any. Ever. In fact, as
he said at an event in Microsoft last week in London that he hopes
to see all open-source innovation going to Windows, rather than
"His Q&A session is fascinating (you can watch it here), if
for no other reason than to watch him slap around a strawman
open-source competitor. I hardly recognized the open-source
strawman he constructed, but he delighted in swatting its
anti-commercial tendencies. I guess he has neglected to consider
Red Hat, MySQL, SugarCRM, etc. etc. etc..."