Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:16 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's time for the Windows and Linux communities to drop the religious war and get together in a hurry to put the strengths of each operating system to best use, according to a nationally recognized authority on Windows Server. At the same time, Microsoft has been reaching out to the open-source community to try to find ways to overcome the incompatibilities between software distributed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.
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PR at its best
by Nathan on Tue 13th Jun 2006 23:06 UTC
Nathan
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2006-01-10

Its all just PR.

More companies and public organisations are asking "Is my software based on open standards? Can I interoperate with other software?". Its an ongoing trend in computing that Microsoft has finally acknowledged (in its PR).

This is Microsoft's way of saying, "We aren't an island. We want to build bridges." The reality of course, is entirely different - Microsoft love being an island and will do its best to sink any ships that come too close.

Edited 2006-06-13 23:08

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RE: PR at its best
by mipeligro on Wed 14th Jun 2006 02:29 in reply to "PR at its best"
mipeligro Member since:
2006-06-03

Microsoft love being an island

I'd think continent would be a closer analogy.

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