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02-22-2008, 08:44 AM
This may interest some programmers...

Microsoft has announced that it will open up the technology of some of its leading software to make it easier to operate with rivals' products.

The technology giant is to publish key software blueprints on its website.


It also promised not to sue open source developers for making that software available for non-commercial use.

Microsoft is being investigated by the European Commission on the grounds that limiting access to its technology could be stopping competition.

Implementation?
for the rest of the article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7257411.stm


"The Commission would welcome any move towards genuine interoperability," it said.

Hans
02-22-2008, 02:35 PM
let's see the source code for windows and office, so we can prove they "update" code to make sure it breaks rival software.

GirlNextDoor
02-22-2008, 07:07 PM
thats never going to happen.microsoft would sink themselves if they did that.