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eWeek: Microsoft Puts Open-Source Integration to the Test

Jan 18, 2006, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

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"Expect to see a lot more interoperability work between Microsoft Corp. and some of its open-source competitors over the next year--like the agreement struck with JBoss Inc. last year--as well as more participation by the Redmond, Wash., software maker in preventing interoperability problems earlier in its product cycle and providing potential fixes when issues arise.

"'We have been successful in identifying popular open-source software applications that our customers are interested in using on the Microsoft Windows Server platform and working with those companies or projects to ensure that solution is well integrated,' said Bill Hilf, the director of Platform Technology Strategy at Microsoft, and also the man who heads the company's Linux and open-source lab..."

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