Microsoft Released 14,000 Additional Protocol Information Pages
by Todd Ogasawara
You can find their general principles statement at...
Interoperability Principles - Open Connections, Standards Support, Data Portability
The key line/point to note and ponder is:
5. Open Source Compatibility. Microsoft will covenant not to sue open source developers for development and non-commercial distribution of implementations of these Open Protocols.
The MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) protocols documentation is found at...
MSDN: Open Protocol Specifications
|This just looks wrong. It's upsetting enough that the format was ratified, and now the promised inter-operatibility isn't sue-safe. It will be interesting to see what M$ does with this and how widespread the 'standard' is adopted.|
the title of principle 1, section 5 contains a typo. it should read "open source INcompatibility".