Why Microsoft is going opensource

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Rob S, Aug 7, 2007.

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    http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000260

    Small steps at the moment, but it's a start.
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    Rob S, Aug 7, 2007
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    Peter, Aug 8, 2007
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    Peter wrote:
    > Rob S wrote:
    >> http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000260
    >> Small steps at the moment, but it's a start.

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    > Or could it be the latest application of their embrace, extend extinguish
    > strategy?
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish
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    That would be a bit difficult with open source. It's either out there
    for anyone to read and modify or or it's not. The only difficulty likely
    to arise would be under which license they release code. It wouldn't be
    beyond the bounds of possibility for MS to write their own version of an
    open source license, probably along the lines of them retaining
    ownership of any modifications made to their "open source" code.

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    Rob S, Aug 8, 2007
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    Allistar Guest

    Rob S wrote:

    > Peter wrote:
    >> Rob S wrote:
    >>> http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000260
    >>> Small steps at the moment, but it's a start.

    >>
    >> Or could it be the latest application of their embrace, extend extinguish
    >> strategy?
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish
    >>
    >>

    > That would be a bit difficult with open source. It's either out there
    > for anyone to read and modify or or it's not. The only difficulty likely
    > to arise would be under which license they release code. It wouldn't be
    > beyond the bounds of possibility for MS to write their own version of an
    > open source license, probably along the lines of them retaining
    > ownership of any modifications made to their "open source" code.


    That wouldn't be an approved OSI license, and wouldn't be classed a
    truly "open source".

    Allistar.
     
    Allistar, Aug 9, 2007
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