Microsoft Open Source Strategy: A Chat with Hank Janssen
Sep 12, 2009, 03:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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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."