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VNU Net: Winhec: Microsoft mulls over open source

“Microsoft mulls over open source deal for Windows NT
kernel”

“A Microsoft executive said for the first time on Friday that
the software giant was thinking about publishing the source code to
the Windows NT kernel under an open source licensing
agreement.”

“While Microsoft is still ambivalent about the concept of Linux
and open source software, it made it clear at the Winhec show in
Los Angeles this week, that it was keenly aware of both phenomena –
although executives expressed some scepticism about the immediate
competitive challenge posed by Linux.”

“Steve Ballmer, Microsoft?s president, said he did not see Linux
as a true competitor yet, however, although he added that the
company was keeping an eye on it and was ready to compete against
it.”

The article then went on to discuss the recent press release that warned Microsoft of the
dangers of going Open Source


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