March 8, 2001
Microsoft co-opts Open Source approach
Author: JT Smith
"In a major extension of corporate policy, Microsoft has quietly started a program to provide selected large enterprise customers with copies of the source code for Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, Advanced Server and Data Center), Windows XP (released betas) and all related service packs." IT analysts at MetaGroup explore this development in a guest commentary piece at CNET News.com, asking: Is this Microsoft's first attempt at Open Source?