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Microsoft's open-source rhetoric remains dangerously inconsistent

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Friday, 23 November 2007

Microsoft's open-source rhetoric remains dangerously inconsistent

By Ryan Paul | Published: November 22, 2007 - 06:57PM CT
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In a recent interview, Microsoft's Bill Hilf talked about the company's strategy for using and competing with open-source software. Hilf, a former Linux technical strategist for IBM, was originally brought in by Microsoft to head up their opensource projects but is currently Microsoft's general manager of Windows Server marketing. Can Hilf shine any light on what Microsoft is really up to?

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"Will Microsoft ever reveal what they believe to be the infringements currently enjoyed by the open source community? To hear Microsoft tell it, they already have. Meet the Emperor's New Patent Infringements."

I'm being to wonder if an overprice, phone home OS can compete in the long run with the open source community. It's my guess that the interest in Free OS creation is to great, to many people are willing to give their shills and talents to the enterprise.

I think it likely that over the next few years we see happen, what happened with web browsers. The basic entry level kept going up, a lot of people started standing on the shoulders of those who made browsers before them.

How much competition would IExxx be if MS decided to charge for it? There are just to many good free choices out there. No one is going to pay for one...
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