Friday, February 22, 2008

The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Borg makes nice with open source. Oh please.

FSJ is always a bit over the top, but read this full post; it's a very timely reality check

In case you haven't seen it, the Borg announced today it would do all sorts of things to play nice with open source. This is nothing new -- Microsoft has been doing this Eddie Haskell "interoperability" shtick for a while now -- but today's announcement is significant for one reason, and it's simply this: The Borg are no longer scared of the freetards, and no longer view them as a threat. Marketwatch has a story here. Money quote in that story comes from noted freetard Matt Asay: "It's a good indication of Microsoft's self-confidence that it feels it can open up what effectively are its crown jewels and not lobotomize the company at the same time."

The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Borg makes nice with open source. Oh please.

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