Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Apr 2009 22:11 UTC
Microsoft At the Linux Collaboration Summit, held last week in San Francisco, an interesting panel discussion took place about Linux' position in the wider operating systems market. Included were Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation executive director, Ian Murdock, Sun community and developer vice president, and Sam Ramji, Microsoft platform strategy director. Titled "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?", the discussion focussed on Microsoft's somewhat dubious relationship with the open source community.
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Over my dead body
by eantoranz on Mon 13th Apr 2009 22:53 UTC
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Well, not mine but steveb's.

As long as Steve Ballmer is in charge (which is still some years to go by), Microsoft won't be really interested in interoperability. They might _seem_ to be trying to get on board.... but the truth of the matter is that it requires gorillas even bigger than Microsoft (like the European Commission with its fines) to make them start _dragging_ their feet (with the corresponding spin of Microsoft's PR machine to make it look like they invented interoperability).

What a world we live in.

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