"Gold said he has good relations with people at
Microsoft and Oracle to open the door, and characterized his talks
as "ongoing". Gold will likely try to leverage his contacts through
his main job as vice president and general manager of Unisys'
"This is a dramatic shift -- from interoperability between open
source apps, to interoperability between open source and
proprietary software. Where the first is about making the free
software ecosystem stronger by helping its components to fit
together better -- and thus offer an even better alternative to the
closed source ecosystems - the second is about about making open
source simply another part of the proprietary one."