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CNET News.com: Ballmer: Open Windows code still possible

May 15, 1999, 16:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wylie Wong)

"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."

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