"Microsoft has not ruled out opening at least part of its
Windows operating system code in response to the growing Linux
movement, company president Steve Ballmer reiterated today.
"Speaking at Tibco Finance Technology conference here today,
Ballmer said the possibility of releasing at least some Windows
source code is still being debated within Microsoft. "We're
thinking through what strategy to make our source code, or parts of
our source code, more available to customers, so customers can be
more effective," Ballmer said."