Glyn Moody: One of the most interesting journeys being undertaken at the moment in computing is that of Microsoft towards open source. Let's look at [each step] in turn.
practical-tech.com: Lately, Microsoft has been trying really, really hard to appear as open source’s best friend. All I can say is: “With friends like these, who needs enemies?”
Also: Could Microsoft actually be getting an open-source clue?
ostatic.com: Microsoft announced on Friday that it would be joining the Apache Software Foundation, which costs $100,000/year and is the highest level of sponsorship that the foundation offers. Bruce Perens, a well-known open-source advocate, cautioned on Slashdot that "there's much reason for caution."
bushweed.blogspot: So, Microsoft decided to pull some publicity about Vista by inventing a name, and showcasing it under that name. This is what they did:
opensource.org: Gandhiji said "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." If we do not allow Microsoft to join us, we can never "win".
eweek.com: Microsoft is now a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation and is putting its protocols and formats into a royalty-free licens, all part of a larger open-source push.
eweek.com: At OSCON, a top software architect questions Microsoft’s relevance as Linux and open source march on into the enterprise and the overall computing landscape.
it.toolbox.com/blogs: Rant mode on. Why does windows make it so difficult to transfer settings? Why does windows go out of its way to be incompatible with itself? Why is windows purposely designed to make our lives a nightmare? Why can't I take a windows hard disk out of one machine and put it in another and have it work? Why?
networkworld.com: While I have joined the chorus of security folks who rail against the Microsoft Monoculture I still cannot believe some of the uses for Windows. Some of them are just downright silly, some you may claim are criminally negligent. So here is the Top Ten List of Worst Uses for Windows.
theinquirer.net: THE THREAT OF REPRISALS from Microsoft lawyers has stopped Becta, the UK's technology quango for schools, from publishing the details of the three-year megadeal it agreed with Microsoft in April.
Also: Microsoft asks EU Commission to let it off the hook