By Vasudev Ram
Just saw this:
Microsoft Open-Source Efforts to Go "Mainstream".
I did know something about Microsoft's open source initiatives, and had blogged about them a couple of times or so before, including one post about Port 25. Still, the above article was interesting to read.
[ "The perspectives on OSS [open-source software] at Microsoft have evolved to the point where Microsoft's open-source strategy is no longer just locked in a single ‘lab' on campus - now OSS is an important part of many product groups and strategies across the company. ] - Bill Hilf, general manager of Windows Server Marketing and Platform Strategy.
[ "We will not waver in our commitment to open source." ] - Bill Hilf again.
Well! That's quite a change of stance from a company, one of whose top executives, some years ago, allegedly implied, if not said, that open source software was 'un-American'.
See this link or if that doesn't work, this one.
Red Hat Dares MS to Debate.
And this cartoon, which was linked to in an article by The Register on the above topic (that open source is "un-American").
Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises