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Codeplex Foundation: The High School Musical Of Open Source?

Mar 05, 2010, 11:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Judge)

"Microsoft’s Codeplex Foundation has been viewed with suspiction - and you can see why. Microsoft is a long time critic of open source software, claiming for instance that Linux contains material which infringes its patents, but now it is cosying up to the movement.

"Next month the company is a major speaker at the upcoming Open Source Business Conference. It has a controversial support deal with Novell for the OpenSUSE Linux distribution, all of which is seen in some quarters as “acknowledging the enterprise role of Linux".

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