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Microsoft and Open Source: The Song Remains the Same

Dec 15, 2008, 20:47 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"So not much will change in the way of messaging regarding Microsoft's outlook on open source. It didn't change much when Jason Matusow handed some of the handling of the Microsoft open source strategy to Bill Hilf, or when Hilf handed it off to Ramji.

"I met with Duffner and my former eWEEK colleague Peter Galli for lunch here in New York.

"The overall messaging hasn't changed much, but Microsoft is doing a little more with various open source communities. For instance, Duffner said he believes one of Microsoft's biggest moves with the open source community this year was its decision to invest in the Apache Software Foundation And not only the financial investment, but that Microsoft also contributed to an Apache project for the first time was "probably the biggest thing we achieved in 2008," Duffner said."

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