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.
QNX Neutrino project will let people see and tinker with the embedded operating system's source code--but not ship products with it.
Researchers hope to use four specialized software tools to identify genetic patterns that could help development of HIV vaccine.
The software giant's business-applications group experiments with code sharing with a group of 600 Solomon partners.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab say code is shared in the two threats and that there was an exploit in Stuxnet that was previously unknown.
The company is allowing "MVPs"--individuals who have been recognized by the software maker for their contributions to its online support community--access to its source code.
Microsoft has created a formal process for community involvement in technological development. Whether or not it can transform its traditionally proprietary roots will be tested.