December 7, 2005

Microsoft's Linux lab head takes on shared source

Robert writes "The head of Microsoft Corp's Linux and Open Source Software Lab is taking on
responsibility for the company's shared source initiative after its former manager, Jason
Matusow, stepped up to the role of director in the corporate standards strategy team.
Microsoft's shared source initiative was launched in May 2001 as a way to offer customers
access to its code in response to the growth of the open source software model. While the
company initially maintained an
adversarial attitude toward open source, Matusow led a softening of that attitude



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