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Microsoft: We're Open (Source) For Business

Jan 25, 2008, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"For years, the poster child of the anti-open source movement was Microsoft, with its proprietary software model. In recent years, however, the company has changed its views, starting an open source software lab to work on interoperability issues. It's even become a purveyor of its own open source-approved licenses.

"What do these efforts mean? For Sam Ramji, Microsoft's director of open source technology strategy, they indicate the company is 'open' for business.

"'The strategy is founded on meeting people where they are,' Ramji told InternetNews.com. 'Independent of whether or not the application programming layer is a Microsoft technology, we really look at ourselves as being an infrastructure layer, and our job is to support the workload and the development styles that people want to use...'"

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