TITLE

Interop questions remain

AUTHOR(S)
Brooks, Jason
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
eWeek;3/3/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on Microsoft's plan to include open-source software community in its openness initiative in the U.S. Such a plan creates worry because its legal environment surrounding interoperability between its products and those of its open-source rivals is scarcely less murky today that it ever was. It revealed that the company released some 30,000 pages of Windows server and communications protocol specifications for all users to see but the scheme was not released under the company's Open Specification Promise.
ACCESSION #
31433401

 

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