Openness is not a Poison Pill at Yahoo!

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| We've been on the openness road for a long, long time at Yahoo. And we take
| it rather seriously. Some times it hasn't been as visible as others, but
| believe me, the trend is quite clear when you look at all the data. The Open
| Source adoption and work. The APIs. The way we communicate with users and
| partners. The Blogs. The RSS feeds....
|
| You'll be reading more and hearing more about openness at Yahoo! from me and
| Yahoo's much higher up the food chain in the coming months....If you think
| the last few weeks are big, you haven't seen anything yet!
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http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/010099.html

Could Yahoo’s ‘openness’ be another anti-Microsoft poison pill?

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| If Microsoft ends up acquiring Yahoo, what will the Redmondians do with Yahoo
| APIs, protocols, services and code that might be licensable under terms and
| mechanisms that Micrsooft finds unsupportable and antithetical to its
| business models? Do you think Yahoo is trying to throw open as many “open”
| gates as it can before Microsoft can acquire the company?
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1268


Related:

Hip-hip-Hadoop!

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| Just one more reason why the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, if it happens, will be
| hell:
|
| [...]
|
| Go[t] that? 10,000 core processors running GNU/Linux at the heart of Yahoo.
| Microsoft is damned if they do (rip and replace) and damned if they don't. Go
| on, make our day, Steve.... *
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http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/20...ip-hadoop.html


Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play

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| This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing
| services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies
| will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal
| may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.
|
| [...]
|
| Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration
| work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive.
|
| Information available from Atlas' Web site indicates the Internet software
| company employs extensive use of open source software including Linux,
| Apache, MySQL, and Solaris.
|
| Software engineers at Atlas' Raleigh office do client/server development in
| C and C++, software maintenance and "scripting", and developing and
| maintaining custom reporting capabilities.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...31;fp;2;fpid;1


It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux

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| What the press statement didn't mention is that Aruba mobility
| controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has
| aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of
| its "Get the Facts" marketing campaign.
|
| [...]
|
| Pandey's appraisal of Aruba's technology is in stark contrast to
| Microsoft's "Get the Facts" rhetoric which places Windows as a more secure,
| and higher-performing choice over Linux.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...96;fp;2;fpid;1