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M$ Denies Open Source Plans

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In an interview in connection with the announcement, Cohen was quoted as saying, "I anticipate that as open-source software grows, Microsoft will make its applications available in open-source form."

This has helped fuel the fire of never-dying rumors that Microsoft may yet support such programs as Microsoft Office and Outlook on Linux.

A spokesperson for the Open Source Development Labs denied, however, that there was anything concrete to Cohen's comment.

"Stuart made a general statement regarding the likelihood of MS collaborating with open source," said the spokesperson.

A Microsoft representative agreed: "Microsoft does not have any plans to port to Linux."

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