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Why Microsoft is Being Nicer to Open Source

Aug 31, 2010, 07:35 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"If there was any take-away I got from LinuxCon a couple of weeks ago, it was this: open source has finally become mainstream.

"I mean, there was really little doubt. Companies and independent developers have been using open source for years now, with little regard to the old FUD that said "if you use this software, little Stallman-like demons will eat your soul!"

"Or somesuch.

"But the thing that really drove this home was when Evan Moglen, lawyer to the Free Software stars, described the subtle shift in how developers approach open source."

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