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InfoWorld: Gates: Open Source, Interoperability Not Synonymous

Feb 04, 2005, 15:15 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

"Interoperability is sometimes confused with open source software, Gates said.

"'Open source is a methodology for licensing and/or developing software--that may or may not be interoperable. Additionally, the open source development approach encourages the creation of many permutations of the same type of software application, which could add implementation and testing overhead to interoperability efforts,' Gates said..."

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