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Microsoft's Interoperability Trust Problem

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Yesterday, Jason Matusow, Microsoft's director of corporate standards, blogged about trust. Surprise. Surprise. He found that some customers question Microsoft's sincerity around interoperability and licensing.

In an earlier, post Matusow asked for feedback about the company's licensing efforts, resulting from recent Microsoft activities, such as the Novell deal and the Interoperability Vendor Alliance.

"One thing that jumped out at me about many of these postings is the sense that a lack of trust in our motivations is a key factor for you all," he wrote. "I am unclear as to why then it is a problem for us to clarify something so that motivations are not an issue." Matusow then went on to explain how some of Microsoft's licensing efforts, starting with Shared Source, demonstrate openness and trustworthiness.

I'm a little stunned that Matusow, or anyone at Microsoft, would wonder about trust issues.

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