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Microsoft on Free and Open Source Software

Mar 25, 2010, 21:33 (10 Talkback[s])

"We have to spend a lot of money to make sure the openness of C# is well understood and that it is accepted at a level that allows our innovations to have traction. [...] The strength of this platform and the innovation around it is the key element in preventing commodization by Linux, our installed base and Network Appliance vendors.
- 2001 “Highly Confidential” Email

"Software written in universities should be free software. But it shouldn’t be GPL software. GPL software is like this thing called Linux, where you can never commercialize anything around it; that is, it always has to be free.
- Government Leader’s Conference, Seattle, 2002

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