Letting someone watch themselves die and ensuring they're impotent to stop it is a bad strategy....
Nearly seven years after Redmond first released its .Net Framework, the company is making the source code for its libraries available to developers.
The source code for Google's Android 3.0, the tablet version of the OS known as Honeycomb, will only be shared with a specific few hardware partners, the company said.
At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., ZDNet's David Berlind asks how Microsoft's shared source development model can coexist with open-source development.
Oracle's shareholders rejected a resolution that the company more actively consider open source. But what's surprising is how many voted for it.
QNX Neutrino project will let people see and tinker with the embedded operating system's source code--but not ship products with it.
Redmond believes its "shared-source" licenses are worthy of the official open-source label.
Microsoft is submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval. About time. Here is clear proof that Microsoft understands the open-source community more, in some cases, that so-called open-source companies do.