Microsoft’s strategy one year later

About a year ago I noted some Microsoft strategies to pervert “Open Source”. Now, the currying of community favor through the “this” and “that” part of my post is hitting its stride according to an article on Slashdot.  What I also noted was my pessimism regarding “Open Source”-advocate desire to resist Microsoft. While Miguel de Icaza claims a legitimate victory in convincing Microsoft to move its MEF from the proprietary MS-LPL to the OSI-approved MS-PL, the bigger picture tells a different story altogether.

At this point, Microsoft is simply getting free advertising to point to as “proof” that they support Open Source.

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One Response to “Microsoft’s strategy one year later”

  1. Tom Hoffman Says:

    Yes, it is annoying that CodePlex’s “open source” hosting does not require open source licensing. Yes, it is annoying that Microsoft has to be dragged in the right direction rather than skipping happily along on their own. But they are being dragged in the right direction, and this is more of a benefit to open source (and free software) than a threat.

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