July 11, 2008

Microsoft: Never Open Source

Users that are holding their breath waiting for an open source Windows 7, Windows 8 or Office 14 are advised to exhale. Going against a hugely popular saying, Microsoft is firm in saying "never" to open source. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer had a single answer to a question presented at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 regarding the possibility that the company's flagship products will veer away from its current proprietary business mode. "No!" This, however, does not rule out interoperability with open source products, or the opening of the Redmond company's platforms to additional non-proprietary software solutions, Ballmer said on July 9, 2008

in Houston, Texas.

Link: news.softpedia.com


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