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Last week, Microsoft paid a visit to the cool, spacious, well-lit offices of Redmond magazine to argue that the company now has open standards religion and wants 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 players.

Agree, disagree? Tell me where I'm right or wrong at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/18/2007 at 1:15 PM


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