Why Microsoft Is Going Open Source

No one would have believed me if I had said five years ago that Microsoft would have a page on its Web site called “Open Source at Microsoft



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Paul Vital's picture

We will see what Microsoft will reach with that decision, soon. Microsoft broke many promises in the past, that's right. But give it a try, MS is trying to do some big strategy changes in the future. We will see if MS will break the promise once again. I like the way MS is acting right now...and we should give them a chance. (sorry my english is not that good, it is hard to describe what I want to say.)



Ed2's picture


Amaizing, M$ just continue to do what they best knows to do!

They must think it's a "great strategy" ... Big liars. It really sucks!!

" keep walk on the wild side "
For sure... far from M$ megalomaniac-ultra-captalist-corporate-maximun-profit.


"If OOXML is an open

Elliot's picture

"If OOXML is an open standard, and some of its own software licenses become OSI-approved, Microsoft will be able to claim that it, too, is an open standard, open source company." I really think that MS is trying to split the open source communities, and already it has succeeded partially (Novell, Xandros, Linspire, anyone?) and I think that MS, after OSI approve its licenses, will be claiming itself as an Open Source company, as was mentioned above. Do you remember IBM releasing patents to the Open Source world? MS is trying to get some benefits of those patents too.