Silicon.com: 5 Years Ago... Microsoft Considers Opening Windows
Apr 09, 2004, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"08.04.99: Microsoft president Steve Ballmer
has hinted that the software giant may release some of its Windows
2000 source code to developers.
"Speaking at the Windows Hardware and Engineering conference in
Los Angeles, Ballmer said the firm is considering licensing its
operating system (OS) code in response to the popularity of
open-source OS Linux..."