Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Microsoft Open-Source Efforts to Go "Mainstream"

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.

Also see:

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

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