Last week, Microsoft paid a visit to the cool, spacious, well-lit offices of
magazine to argue that the company now has open standards religion
to work more closely with open source
In particular, Microsoft pledges to support the OpenDoc file format more fully,
and won't try to hold back any standards work around the format.
It also plans to keep working on cross-licensing deals with open source players.
Microsoft may never be as open to open source as Red Hat, IBM or Novell, but
the company is becoming a lot more pragmatic and accommodating. As Microsoft
moves higher and higher up the stack, it needs to play nice with the major enterprise
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Posted by Doug Barney on 06/18/2007 at 1:15 PM