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Microsoft's Bill Hilf Reveals Its Open Source Strategy

Nov 16, 2007, 16:45 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J. Nicholas Hoover)

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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...?"

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