ms first true open source?

clay graham cgraham at
Thu Apr 8 16:56:39 UTC 2004

>From ms through groklaw

"Jason Matusow, Shared Source Initiative manager at Microsoft, said the
code was posted in public because the company felt that developers could
build more effective applications for Windows products with the actual
elements of the WiX package to work with, rather than using shareware
that was already available. He said Microsoft chose to reach people
using SourceForge, because more than 25 percent of the projects being
worked on via the site are related to Windows.

Is this substantial?


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