Microsoft's Bill Hilf Reveals Its Open Source Strategy
Nov 16, 2007, 16:45 (16 Talkback[s])
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"InformationWeek: How is Microsoft's strategy
toward open source and viewpoint about open source shifting?
"Hilf: Years ago, Microsoft had a very specific
interpretation of what open source is. Open source and Linux were
sort of synonymous and it was sort of a specter-like ghost. A lot
of what I've done over the past four years is help to parse out two
issues: Where do we cooperate and where's the value for our company
in participating, and where specifically do we compete head-to-head
and make sure there's no grayness around that...?"