NewsForge: OSDL Breaks Silence on Secret Meetings with MS

“Microsoft approached the Open Source Development Lab about
conducting a jointly-funded research study that would purportedly
produce some facts-based analysis and comparisons of the two
operating systems. Both Microsoft and the OSDL have been pretty
tight-lipped about the discussions held during a LinuxWorld meeting
between Microsoft’s general manager of platform strategy, Martin
Taylor, and the OSDL’s CEO Stuart Cohen. However, late last week
the OSDL forwarded us a statement from Cohen that explains some of
the silence…”