Microsofts new found love for open source

Published on: 2008-8-5

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Microsoft's new found love for "open source"


Last month at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), it seemed like Microsoft was everywhere you looked, avouching its interest in open source. Thanks to the company's history -- including some very recent history -- a great many in the open source community viewed the company's presence with mistrust, suspicious of Redmond's motives and apprehensive of what would follow. Surely Microsoft must want something, so what is it? Why Microsoft cozied up to open source at OSCON Embrace, extend, extinguish?