Microsoft Unveils Open-Source Site
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Yep, you read that headline right. A few years ago, emphatic promotional efforts around open source emanating from Redmond, Wash., would have been unthinkable. Yet last week, there it was: Port 25, a new Microsoft Web site aimed at publicizing the company’s commitment to open-source techniques and technologies.
For example, Port 25 plugs interoperability between Windows and rival operating systems such as Linux and Unix through articles and blogs. As one can imagine, this prompted a flood of replies on the site by visitors, some in the Microsoft camp and some from the open-source community. Although there were certainly more than a few catcalls, there were also several messages expressing support—if mixed with a little skepticism—from people on both sides of the divide.