CNET News: Gates Sees Big Dollars in Little Devices
May 10, 2005, 18:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ina Fried)
"You've talked about a willingness to partner with
competitors where you can to drive the industry. Is there more room
for partnership with Linux vendors? I understand that Steve Ballmer
met with Matthew Szulik at the end of March. I'm curious if that
relationship is evolving.
"Gates: We're always talking to people about standards, like Web
services standards or how we get systems to work better through
interoperability. I don't think you can say anything about the
open-source community as a whole because there are so many
different players in there with so many different products. There
is nothing monolithic about chaos..."