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ZDNet: Just How Closely is Microsoft Studying the Open-Source Play Book?

Feb 18, 2007, 05:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"It's no secret that Microsoft has been analyzing the open-source world for a few years now from a competitive perspective. Microsoft is endeavoring to emulate some open-source best practices with projects like its officelabs incubator effort.

"But if you really want to understand the extent to which the Softies are studying open-source methods for clues that might be used in shaping their own business practices, it's worth checking out a couple of recent posts from John D'Addamio, a software design engineer in test in Microsoft's Developer Aftermarket Solutions unit..."

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