October 7, 2003
Microsoft finds inspiration in freeware world
OwlWhacker writes "Open source activists such as the free software foundation may not regard Microsoft Corp.'s shared source license as "open", but shared source manager Jason Matusow makes it plain that the company has been inspired and influenced by the free software movement. [But you won't get the same community spirit around a company that rips everybody off or calls them its best friend depending on how the competition is doing. Why settle for 'expensive' immitations? I prefer the real thing. - OwlWhacker]"