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Fri Jan 24 14:30:13 PST 2003
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:40:56 -0800 (PST)
Phillip Garland <pgarland at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> If its not too top secret, I'd love to know how Microsoft uses
> GNU/Linux internally- benchmarking against MS products, development
> platform, servers, looking for good ideas to incorporate into their
> own software?
Actually, there is a company wide non-oss policy. They can't use any
open source software, because they are afraid of it seeping into MS
code. Pretty much the same reasons as to why most Linux developers
wouldn't look at MS code if you put a gun to their head. As soon as you
look, you're somewhat poisoned.
Just recently I saw a thread where one group wanted to use some open
source .NET debugger, since it was far better than any other tool they
had access to, yet since it was OSS, they were not allowed to use it.
Jesse Keating RHCE MCSE
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