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Ballmer's Exit Marks the End of an Era at Microsoft and the Victory of Open Source

Aug 25, 2013, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

The first time I ever saw Ballmer in person was at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in 2004. At the time, Microsoft partners were concerned about the impact of open source and Linux.

During his keynote at that event, Ballmer with his characteristic bombast shouted at the audience, "Who will stand up and stand behind open source?"

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