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WIRED: Microsoft: A Little More 'Open' (LinuxWorld Preview)

Jan 29, 2002, 18:45 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)
"Miller said Microsoft plans to continue to learn from open source but believes Microsoft's "alternative philosophy" of Shared Source will remain in place.

Despite those philosophical differences and an anticipated avalanche of "evil empire" verbal abuse, Miller said he and his team are looking forward to attending LinuxWorld this week. Microsoft sends some employees to every open source event, Miller said, and a dozen or so plan to attend LinuxWorld Tuesday through Friday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

"Our show badges identify us as Microsoft employees, so of course people always take some pokes at us," said one Microsoft employee who plans to be present at the show. "But we're used to it, and at least at Linux events the ragging is usually pretty good-natured. It's MacWorld that's really rough."

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