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News.com.au: Microsoft Eyes Open Source View

Apr 30, 2003, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Mackenzie, Mark Gregory)

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"Microsoft is considering an open source approach to one of its software libraries, following heavy pressure from developers and sharp competition in the growing mobile device development arena.

"The decision would be a radical one for Microsoft, a fierce opponent of the open source model of making intellectual property available for modification and redistribution.

"The surprise move to open source is being considered for the Windows Template Library (WTL)--an enhancement of the C++ language..."

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