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Will Bill Gates' Departure Usher in Open Source Friendly Era at Microsoft?

Jun 26, 2008, 16:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"It's a tough call. Observers from both the open and closed source worlds say the exit of Microsoft's longtime leader won't usher in a GPL era at the company but it will likely accelerate what is already a changing attitude in Redmond.

"'We already see quite a different approach to dealing with OSS and OSS companies from Sam Ramji's group [which is] doing a great job in establishing dialog,' said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange and a former marketing exec at SUSE Linux..."

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