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Microsoft: Microsoft Shared Source

May 17, 2001, 19:41 (31 Talkback[s])

Craig Mundie unveiled it, now you can read about it on the Microsoft web site. Includes a FAQ and an overview.

The past several months have seen a growing number of people talking about source code - the code that underlies every computer software program. Over the past 25 years, few people outside of the development community talked about source code and even fewer had access. Today, that is changing as more and more software products offer some access to source code under certain conditions. Many of our customers and partners have asked us about our source code philosophy and how it compares to other models in the industry today, specifically the Open Source Software (OSS) model used for such software as the Linux operating system.

The Microsoft Shared Source Page

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