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Re: [News] Microsoft Cuddles with Open Source?

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Saturday 06 May 2006 12:28 \__

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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
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>> __/ [ Mathew P. ] on Friday 05 May 2006 21:14 \__
>>> On 2006-05-04, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> The article is much broader than that, but notice the opening
>>>> paragraphs/foreword.
>>>> Open-source software: A leap of faith?
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| WE HAVE all heard the buzz surrounding the open-source movement that
>>>>| is progressively gaining momentum throughout the IT world.
>>>>| This is especially evident by the surprise move by propriety software
>>>>| giant Microsoft Corp, when it forged a partnership with JBoss, an
>>>>| open-source software development company.
>>>>| The deal involves making JBoss' Java application server software work
>>>>| better in the Microsoft Windows environment.
>>>>| But it also shows us an example of how far open-source has come in this
>>>>| propriety software dominated world of ours.
>>>> `----
>>> I think it sounds more like "It shows just how far microsoft will go
>>> to find a way to turn open source software into proprietary software
>>> while eventually absorbing the company creating it".
>> The vision no longer seems all that absurd...
>> http://schestowitz.com/Amusement/images/microsoft-linux.jpg
>> Microsoft will adapt to change or die. Whether it evolves into an Open
>> Source vendor and open-source Vista (Dvorak's insanity), who knows? I
>> don't think there's a law preventing this from becoming a reality, as sad
>> as that makes me.
> Except that in this particular case, Jboss are being bought up by Red
> Hat, so it seems less than likely that Microsoft will be able to grab
> Jboss.  Of course, one might consider Microsoft making an offer for Red
> Hat...

*desk smash* Where has that puke bucket gone again...?


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