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[INFOWORLD] Microsoft embracing open source

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20...oworld/95473_4

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San Francisco - In a major turnaround for Microsoft, the company Thursday promised "greater transparency" in its development and business practices, outlining a new strategy to provide more access to APIs and previously proprietary protocols for some of its major software products, including Windows and Office.
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Thursday's news includes broad, royalty-free publishing of APIs and the establishment of an Open Source Interoperability Initiative to provide ongoing resources and documentation to the community, and marks more commitment than the notoriously proprietary software maker has ever shown toward embracing open standards and open source.
This is a better article than the one I posted earlier. That one got deleted because I forgot the source tag in the title and couldn't change it from work due to weird network stuff.

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make direct x open source PLZ
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make direct x open source PLZ
We're supposed to have OGL 3.0 by now. Bastards.
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Promised... Yeah, from Microsoft. Right. I'll believe it when I see it.
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keep dreaming...
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Will they do it? Yes.

Will we get what we want? No.
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