Microsoft Courts Open Source, This Time Without Talking Patents
Microsoft revealed last week the lighter side of its Jekyll-and-Hyde approach
to open source software, unveiling a glowing
new Web site
designed to attract the open source community (as if open source
types don't see the mousetrap underneath that hunk of cheese).
Microsoft has also submitted its shared-source software licenses for
approval from the Open Source Initiative as open source licenses. Oh, it
all sounds so cozy and wonderful, but some commentators are wondering whether
Redmond's make-nice strategy is part
of a greater, more sinister scheme.
Posted by Lee Pender on 07/31/2007 at 1:21 PM