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Microsoft Open Source Strategy: A Chat with Hank Janssen

Sep 12, 2009, 03:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roberto Galoppini)

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"Microsoft started by partnering with vendors, but more recently it is working also with some open source community projects. What did you learn so far?"

"(Hank Janssen) We learned an awful lot. We got a lot of feedback from many areas of open source community. Very little of it bad, most of it very good and quite a few people that were shocked by the things we have done so far.

"The Open Source world is a large world with many projects and people. And every project has often different rules for participating and contributing. I think a major learning, also is that when Microsoft and OS communities engage, we really have much more in common than not."

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