I just read this from the BBC News website:

Microsoft has announced that it will open up the technology of some of its leading software to make it easier to operate with rivals’ products.
The technology giant is to publish key software blueprints on its website.
It also promised not to sue open source developers for making that software available for non-commercial use.

Are we talking Microsoft going open source on some of it’s products?
Here is the link to the full news article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7257411.stm

It will be interesting to see where this goes. The fact that they’re now handing free developer tools to students tells me that Microsoft has stepped up their efforts at getting more developers to work with and get used to the Microsoft Suite of tools. And their goal now is to get them when they’re still young. I suppose with all the free and open source solutions that are available, Microsoft is feeling the pressure and the cost, and they want

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