CNET News: Microsoft: All XML, All the Time
Sep 12, 2002, 20:30 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Tomáš Marek for this
"Can you be more specific, beyond [Linux] being a
challenge? What will Microsoft do? You have China and Latin America
embracing Linux quite openly.
"There are a number of dimensions we think about. Their
community is very, very good, and we're hard at work trying to
follow that model. The exchange of source within a certain set of
licenses, we've also learned from and we've done a lot today.
"Obviously...the way (Linux) work is done--I think about it in a
more componentized way. I believe in integration because I believe
it makes peoples' lives simpler. On the other hand, I consider
componentization to be a great attribute from an engineering
perspective. Then there are things I don't want to learn from them.
It's very hard to innovate when you're in a decentralized