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The security problem with shared-source software

Letting someone watch themselves die and ensuring they're impotent to stop it is a bad strategy....

By December 8, 2007


Microsoft's .Net gets the shared-source treatment

Nearly seven years after Redmond first released its .Net Framework, the company is making the source code for its libraries available to developers.

By October 3, 2007


QNX shares source code, kinda

QNX Neutrino project will let people see and tinker with the embedded operating system's source code--but not ship products with it.

By September 12, 2007


Shared code indicates Flame, Stuxnet creators worked together

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab say code is shared in the two threats and that there was an exploit in Stuxnet that was previously unknown.

By June 11, 2012


Microsoft once again offering pseudo-open source on CodePlex

Microsoft can't seem to fully embrace open source, even when it tries to do so.

By October 4, 2008


Interoperability for the other 90 percent of the world

Open source makes the most sense for enterprises. Why? Because if they want to interoperate with their own code, they need code that is extensible, permeable...open.

By April 25, 2008


Microsoft's long history of open-source acrimony

Move to help open-source programmers but not open-source companies is a new chapter in the company's ambivalence toward the movement. Here's the full history.

By February 21, 2008


The dangers of proprietary software

Open source is risky? You should try proprietary software....

By January 13, 2008