February 28, 2008
Microsoftâ€™s Open Premise: The License Compatibility
Should we congratulate the new Microsoft premise to offer freely documentation about its protocols and interfaces, and to not sue developers who use it to create code for non-commercial goals, even if they violate Microsoft patents? Yes, I think - even if cautiously. It is falling short of the freedom we are used to, but is a step in the right direction. Unless it is a part of some sinister plan, we should commend Microsoft for it.
- Open Source