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Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy.

Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

Garkusha is an emissary from Microsoft Corp.'s Canadian arm whose job is to convince open-source software disciples that his company is not the evil empire it appears to be.
And he was recently in town doing a full-court press. Leaders of Montreal's several open-source groups were invited to drinks and lunches with Garkusha. One event took place in the penthouse suite at the W hotel with an open bar - not the type of event that open-source programmers, who eschew excess as a matter principle, normally frequent.

The result: They were almost convinced.




Good luck MS

HAHA good luck with that!

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