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Microsoft IS Targeting Open Source Users

Jun 19, 2008, 01:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Much of the reaction from FOSS folks to news that Microsoft is joining the Open Source Census centers on concern that Microsoft is out to find open source users and what open source software they're using. I think that may be exactly right.

"However, I don't think Microsoft has embarked on a SCO-style hunt for open source users it can cajole, threaten or sue for unnamed patent infringements. No, I think Microsoft has genuine interest in finding out how many open source software users are candidates for open source on Windows..."

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