Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 19:10 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
.NET (dotGNU too) "Four short years ago, Microsoft unveiled its new framework/engine for programming and running applications in a virtual environment, and the world was stunned. Microsoft had introduced a run-time environment that was for the first time a true 'write once, run everywhere' implementation, but that was far from being the end. With .NET 3.0 on the loom, NeoSmart Technologies takes a look at how far .NET has come and just how long it can keep going."
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RE[4]: Very funny post
by elsewhere on Fri 11th Aug 2006 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Very funny post"
elsewhere
Member since:
2005-07-13

SugarCRM is one example of what MS just doesn't get when it comes to the relationship a vendor should have with its developers in present times. Openness! Sugar's (or MySQL, JBoss, etc.) is the software business model of the future...and at least Sun *gets* that!

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6038966.html

Oh, Microsoft gets it. Whether they agree with it is a whole different subject.

The whole embrace, extend, extinguish strategy is still alive, except that now they apparently refer to it as the "Shared Source Initiative".

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RE[5]: Very funny post
by zambizzi on Fri 11th Aug 2006 21:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Very funny post"
zambizzi Member since:
2006-04-23

Yes, and it's been such a hit w/ their "community".

I'm sure they *see* it but they don't really *get* it yet. The whole Shared Source concept was laughed into obscurity as soon as it hit the airwaves.

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