Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft

by Dustin Puryear

TechNet Port25 has a short little blog from Richard Wilder, the... *draws breath* Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft. First off, that is a very long title. I wonder when I will get one of those. Anyway, Richard makes a few notes about his stance and about that he is “pleased” with the direction that Microsoft is taking in regards to open source and openness.

Yet, 99.9% of the code that Microsoft develops continues to be closed source.

Microsoft has made some strides in being open. The fact that we are asked to blog about this very issue, with no editorial oversight by Microsoft, is some evidence of that. Moreover, Microsoft’s other forays into open source are also nice to see.

However, again, 99.9% of the code that Microsoft develops continues to be closed source.

How big of a change has really occurred at Microsoft?