"It's a tough call. Observers from both the open and closed
source worlds say the exit of Microsoft's longtime leader won't
usher in a GPL era at the company but it will likely accelerate
what is already a changing attitude in Redmond.
"'We already see quite a different approach to dealing with OSS
and OSS companies from Sam Ramji's group [which is] doing a great
job in establishing dialog,' said Rafael Laguna, CEO of
Open-Xchange and a former marketing exec at SUSE Linux..."