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ZDNet UK: Microsoft Keeps Its Open Source Enemies Close

Jul 01, 2005, 17:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"At a conference sponsored by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) in Maryland this spring, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith made what some called Microsoft's first public effort to reconcile with the open source world. There was, Smith said, a 'broad panoply of software development models,' and Microsoft was 'going to have to figure out how to build some bridges between the various parts of our industry.'

"Microsoft might not be changing its development practices, but 'bridges' were necessary 'so that we all have the ability to collaborate with each other...'"

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