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VNU Net: Winhec: Microsoft mulls over open source

Apr 09, 1999, 22:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"Microsoft mulls over open source deal for Windows NT kernel"

"A Microsoft executive said for the first time on Friday that the software giant was thinking about publishing the source code to the Windows NT kernel under an open source licensing agreement."

"While Microsoft is still ambivalent about the concept of Linux and open source software, it made it clear at the Winhec show in Los Angeles this week, that it was keenly aware of both phenomena - although executives expressed some scepticism about the immediate competitive challenge posed by Linux."

"Steve Ballmer, Microsoft?s president, said he did not see Linux as a true competitor yet, however, although he added that the company was keeping an eye on it and was ready to compete against it."

The article then went on to discuss the recent press release that warned Microsoft of the dangers of going Open Source

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