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Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source

Apr 25, 2007, 21:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Hurley)

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"Next week I'm leading the 'Open Source, the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft' panel at Mix07 in Vegas, my first Microsoft conference. Naturally, I've been pondering the topic so I don't end up on stage with my pants around my ankles. The more I think about it, the more I think Microsoft loves open source--and not just because they're fools if they don’t.

"I know popular opinion has Microsoft cursing open source at every turn, but what do the facts indicate? Do they really despise something they clearly benefit from? I don't think so--the folks in Redmond aren't that short-sighted. In fact, I'll give you seven reasons I think Bill and Co. love open source..."

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