CRN Linux, LinuxWorld, Open Source Microsoft Platforms Chief Talks Co-opetition With Open Source: "Bill Hilf, director of platform technology strategy at Microsoft, explains the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant?s changing views on open source and its work with partners such as JBoss and Sugar CRM in an interview with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney at LinuxWorld Expo
CRN: Is Microsoft going to form partnerships with other open-source projects or companies?
HILF: Yes, there is a group of others we're talking with. We're looking at open-source companies that matter in terms of volume. There are five, 10 or 20 open-source applications that are broadly interesting to most customers. There are thousands of open-source projects that are ‘abandonware’ or ‘orphanware’ that no one cares about. "