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ZDNet: MS Platform Chief: Closed-Mindedness About Open Source Continues

Jul 27, 2006, 00:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Shaw)

"While Microsoft has been increasingly tip-toeing into open source via SourceForge projects, Shared Source licenses and Linuxlab, getting to this place where Open Source is no longer considered a pejorative by Microsoft has been a slow and deliberate process that must be massaged both internally and externally.

"At Microsoft, that massaging is an unwritten part of Bill Hilf's job description. Hilf, who is general manager of platform strategy for the company that so many open sourcers can't even utter without a snicker, described these challenges during a presentation yesterday at the OSCON Open Source Convention in Portland..."

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