As reported yesterday, two of the licenses Microsoft submitted to the Open Source Initiative (OSI), a group considered the gatekeeper of what is or isn't considered a proper open source license, were approved as open source licenses. A mildly relevant footnote about which I learned from Ars Technica's article on the subject of the OSI approval was that the European branch of the Free Software Foundation had publicly congratulated Microsoft for creating its licenses.
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SEATTLE (Reuters) -- Microsoft Corp. has reworked its Web-based services strategy, shifting tactics from an initial plan to act as the main gatekeeper for customer data, to providing basic software to let companies build their own versions of such services, the company said on Thursday.
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