Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Feb 2007 15:43 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has long held a skeptical view of open source, but the Redmond-based software company is trying to change some of those attitudes with the establishment of officelabs. officelabs is a new internal start-up that is attempting to use some of the methodologies of open-source software development to invigorate the company and generate excitement about new Microsoft products. Specifically, the people behind officelabs want to adopt the 'release early, release often' approach that has worked well for open-source projects such as Linux and Firefox.
Permalink for comment 211620
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Now it’s gonna be official
by alexandru_lz on Sun 11th Feb 2007 20:56 UTC
alexandru_lz
Member since:
2007-02-11

So we’re still going to get alpha software from Microsoft, except this time they will admit it’s alpha and not final, right?

Seriously, I don’t see this as ”opennes”, just as a kind of way to make hype. It sort of worked with Vista, so it may work with other tools, too, especially when we’re not talking about large applications.

Reply Score: 5