Microsoft Cozies Up to the GPL?

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-06-13 Print this article Print

Opinion: Microsoft cuddling up to open source is something like a snake cuddling up with a rabbit. (Linux-Watch)

Whats next? Dogs and cats marrying each other?

It almost sounds like a joke headline, but there it is: a top Microsoft executive saying complimentary things about open source.
Its not really all that different from what Microsoft has said before, but what makes it interesting is whos saying it. Bob Muglia, senior VP of Microsofts server and tools business, is a big wheel in Redmond.
Its one thing for Bill Hilf, Microsofts Linux and open-source guy, to say nice things about open source. Part of his job is being ambassador to strange, foreign, open-source lands. Its another when Muglia says the same kind of things. Or, is it? Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Microsoft Cozies Up to the GPL?
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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