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Microsoft not really following open-source model--IBM exec

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| Microsoft has been wanting to get cozy lately with open source developers but
| a top IBM executive warns that the world's largest software maker is not
| ready to give up full control yet.
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| Michael O'Rourke, Asia Pacific vice president for IBM Rational, believes that
| while Microsoft said it would open up APIs (application programming
| interfaces) of its core products such as Windows and Microsoft Office, the
| company isn't really "open sourcing" its software.
|
| [...]
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| "Microsoft is not exactly telling developers that they own the platform," he
| said. Microsoft of late has been touting its conciliatory stance with the
| open-source community.
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http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...odel--IBM-exec
http://tinyurl.com/6rut8z


Related:

Using open source as a marketing ploy

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| This is typical trend riding fluff. If you go the Aras website you
| read about "Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Solutions", which is
| comical in and of itself.
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/openreso...pen_sourc.html


A New Evangelist for Microsoft

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| When I first heard about this? let's call it "rumor," I have to admit
| that I was rather shocked at the very prospect of Microsoft wanting
| to bring on an "open source" evangelist into their ranks.
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http://www.osweekly.com/index.php?op...432&Itemid=449
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