Microsoft steps up open source interoperability

by admin April 6, 2006 at 1:12 pm

New website aims to improve dialogue with open source community

Microsoft has launched a website for its Linux and open source interoperability lab.

In a keynote at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston, Bill Hilf, Microsoft’s general manager for platform strategy, said that the site is aimed at improving the dialogue between Microsoft and open source developers.

“One of the most interesting things about open source is the feedback loop,” Hilf told delegates.

Hilf’s presentation marked the first time that Microsoft has delivered a keynote at LinuxWorld.

The site is called Port 25, after the network port on computer systems that lets through email traffic.

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