Interviews with Sam Ramji and Tom Robertson reveal Microsoft is strong on building open source business models and community as well as interoperability and industry standards.
Microsoft as of late has been championing what it says is the cause of openness. From releasing gobs of protocol documentation and using open source in a management product to increasingly speaking at open source conventions and signing patent cross-licensing deals with other software vendors, the company has plenty of moves to point toward. Customers, competitors and critics meanwhile remain skeptical.
May 19, 2008