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Bringing Microsoft to the Table: Can MS Become an Open Source Contributor?

May 01, 2008, 22:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Novell is working with Microsoft to help Microsoft cooperate and contribute to open source projects under open source licenses, and sticking with the existing standards to do so. Keen observers of the tech industry might note that this is a bit of a rarity, but it's something that I hope we'll see more of from Microsoft.

"The announcement went out today that Novell and Microsoft are collaborating around the OpenPegasus project and other system management tools.

"Thanks to Novell, Microsoft is going to be contributing to several open source projects--and making Linux easier to manage. Yes, you read that right. It will also make Windows easier to manage using Linux tools--which is going to be a breath of fresh air for Linux admins tasked with managing Windows boxen as well..."

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