TITLE

A MORE OPEN MICROSOFT . . . SERIOUSLY

AUTHOR(S)
Strom, David
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Baseline;Feb2008, Issue 81, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the announcement of Microsoft Corp. to allow third parties to license its file-sharing protocols through the independent organization, Protocol Freedom Information Foundation. Third party software developers will be charged by the foundation a one-time fee of 10, 000 Euros to license Microsoft Windows networking protocols that includes WebDAV, support for Server Message Block (SMB), directory services and login and authentication protocols. The author comments on the advantages over the licensing agreements between the foundation and Microsoft such as its effect on the planned launch of Windows Server 2008 that will affect Linux and Mac users.
ACCESSION #
29343651

 

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