Opening Closed Minds To Open Source

by Simon Cozens

Related link: http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/comment/0,5859,2775783,00.html



An interesting article from Richard French, vice-president of the Open Source Development Network, about how Microsoft uses and even funds open source when it's in their interests. Includes a reminder that the ActiveState port of Perl to Windows was funded by MS, and also a fact that many observers have missed: the "shared source" initiative is an admission of the benefits of co-operative development.