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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


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