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M$ slams open source licensing chaos

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Microsoft has launched an attack on existing open source "licensing proliferation" claiming that the system is confusing and unnecessarily challenging for software developers.

Jason Matusow, director of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative, told vnunet.com that the large number of open source licences currently in use is counterproductive.

In a bid to simplify its own source code licensing Microsoft today unveiled three newly drafted template licences for its so-called Shared Source Initiative, which is designed to give developers, customers and partners access to the source code for Windows and other software.

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