Friday, December 21, 2007

Microsoft Signs Open-Source Deal - New York Times

This is an important milestone for the open source community

"We are pleased that the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation has chosen to take a (license) ... which will provide Samba with access to our specifications for the Windows protocols...," Microsoft said in a statement.

The foundation paid Microsoft 10,000 euros and will get the documentation it needs for all workgroup server protocols. Samba must keep the information secret, but it can and will reveal source codes to carry out the protocols.

Microsoft Signs Open-Source Deal - New York Times

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