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Microsoft Launches Open Source Foundation

Sep 10, 2009, 23:18 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The timing of this foundation, during the same week in which it was revealed that Microsoft was allegedly trying to unload anti-Linux patent is somewhat curious, don't you think?

"The foundation is initially being funded by Microsoft and will be led by Microsoft's Sam Ramji. Novell's Miguel de Icaza will be part of the new foundation's Board of Directors (don't forget Microsoft and Novell have an interop and patent deal).

"So why does Microsoft need its own open source foundation? And what's the difference vs what they are doing with Codeplex.com anyways?"

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