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Re: [News] Microsoft Cuddles with Open Source?

  • Subject: Re: [News] Microsoft Cuddles with Open Source?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 06:01:43 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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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...


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

Best wishes,


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