Will Microsoft’s ‘Make Web Not War’ Attract Open Source Developers?

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“”Make Web Not War” sounds like a slogan that an aging
ad executive would coin in a desperate attempt to sound hip to
twenty-something developers — most of whom have probably never
heard the original catchphrase opposing the Vietnam War.

“But whatever the origins of the name, Make Web Not War is the
tagline for Microsoft’s strategy to encourage open source
development for its applications. It has been used in the United
States, England, and Europe. In particular, it has been used in
Canada for community conferences held in the last two years in
Toronto and Montreal.

“This May 7, Make Web Not War comes to Vancouver in a day of
two-track presentations and panel discussions, as well as donations
for local groups to put on their own events around the same

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