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Silicon.com: Microsoft Offers Source Code to 2,300 Parties--150 Say Yes

Sep 19, 2002, 20:30 (45 Talkback[s])
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"Despite the apparent fervour surrounding software source code only 150 organisations worldwide have taken up Microsoft's offer to share the inner secrets of the Windows operating system.

"Jason Matusow, shared source manager at Microsoft said: 'We have approached many hundreds more, but most have turned us down. Most say 'we are manufacturers, we dont do source code--that's your job', and others say they expect their systems integrators to deal with any source code issues.'

"He added: 'One of the great myths of open source is that everyone wants to look at source code...'"

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