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Postby clem on Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:45 am

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Postby Husse on Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:00 am

This is what they say on that page
By embracing diverse application development approaches and partner business models, Microsoft participates in a world of choice in which individuals and organizations can pursue their goals based on what uniquely inspires them, including open source.

Doesn't that look like PR stuff :)
But there seems to be some change in Microsofts attitude, LInux is probably growing to much for comfort. The 64000 dollar question is where to....
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Postby newW2 on Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:10 am

If you can't buy them or destroy them. Join them, wrap scripts around them that make installation and removal easy - charge money for what people could do themselves, and set up an off-shore tech support service (charge a fee). I only took a quick read at the link, but what I saw was open source and choice, but no-where did I see free as a beer. :twisted:
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Postby kenetics on Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:48 pm

They will only use it to their advantage.
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Postby clem on Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:23 pm

I think it's great news. Microsoft is helping the market move towards open-source, something they're not good at selling, something they don't fully understand and something that will deeply change a market where they used to be the leaders.

Things are moving too fast for slow companies.

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Postby Husse on Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:27 pm

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Postby nelamvr6 on Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:11 pm

clem wrote:I think it's great news. Microsoft is helping the market move towards open-source, something they're not good at selling, something they don't fully understand and something that will deeply change a market where they used to be the leaders.

Things are moving too fast for slow companies.

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I guess it's good that MS is moving people towards open source, but I still don't trust them. I can't help but feel they've got something up their sleeve.

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Postby newW2 on Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:20 pm

I sure hope you're right Clem. Although I tend toward the - I don't trust them - side of the spectrum, you do have a very salient point: With things changing fast in the open source community and with users getting a taste of how good the software applications are, they (the user community) are bound to start thinking on their own while being fed by the 3000-pound gorilla.
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Postby sourwire on Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:54 am

They want smart people to write good code for them. Oh wait, almost forgot WHO CODES ON PROFESSIONAL LEVEL FOR FREE? INSANE! -Bill Gates long time ago in an open letter to computer enthusiasts (rephrased).

The Microsoft open source strategy is focused on helping customers and partners be successful in today's heterogeneous technology world. This includes increasing opportunities for business partners regardless of the underlying development model. In addition, it includes increasing opportunities for developers to learn and create by combining community-oriented open source with traditional commercial approaches to software development.


Translation: Micr0s0ft pwnz u!!!! frking l0zrz!!

Why even hire people? Look at the logic! If people can code you good code for free, why even bother paying salaries?
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Postby shane on Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:19 am

I think we should start a thread with links to all the times microsoft talked against Open Source and the community... degrading us, calling us communists and all sorts of things... and then rotflmao at how they're lapping up the vomit for words they spewed... hahaha

still i dont trust them one bit... and i hope this opens the eyes of the developers and gets them to move to a completely open platform!
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