eWeek: Bill Gates Is Not the Next Linus Torvalds
Dec 01, 2005, 01:45 (11 Talkback[s])
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"When people stop whining that Microsoft isn't becoming an open
source company, I'll be able to stop writing columns like this one,
in which I will (again) patiently explain that people who are
expecting Bill Gates to become Linus Torvalds or Richard Stallman
are bound to be disappointed.
"On the other hand, people who want applications that read and
write Microsoft Office formats ought to be reasonably happy with
what they are getting: A promise from Microsoft not to sue and,
eventually, documented file formats endorsed by a standards body.
If your requirement is for non-Microsoft applications that support
Microsoft formats, the glass is more than half full..."