Microsoft's Linux and open source labs

Microsoft's Linux and open source labs

Summary: "At the end of the day, we're in it for business reasons. I exist for business reasons.

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Hilf.jpg"At the end of the day, we're in it for business reasons. I exist for business reasons. I do not exist as a PR stunt or as sort of an olive branch." --Bill Hilf, Microsoft director of platform technology strategy, who heads the company's Linux and Open Source Software Lab, which studies Linux and open source as both a threat and as a platform with which Windows has to interoperate. Hilf thinks of himself as the non-Microsoft person at Microsoft, and prior to joining the Windows empire worked at IBM devising a Linux technical strategy. Ina Fried's story, "At Microsoft, the yin and yang of Linux," has some other good soundbytes.

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  • ok...

    We get it.. MS thinks Linux is a threat.. Who cares other than MS? Its nice they feel they have to compete, though.
    Im rather tired of all the flag waving MS is doing towards the Linux/OSS crowd. It should be interesting to see people go through Vista with a fine toothed comb.
    All these articles are subterfuge...
    icorson1
  • Tell me another one.

    "...Linux and open source as both a threat and as a platform with which Windows has to interoperate. Linux and open source as both a threat and as a platform with which Windows has to interoperate."

    Riiight. MS just loves to "interoperate" with competitiors.
    mobrien_12@...