I think Microsoft should bother trying, but yes, it would be better
(for us, the customers, not Microsoft) if they didn't bother trying
than if they tried and did something like what Apple has done.
But AFAIK, the "Open Source" people -- OSI -- are OK with Apple, and
they're not offended with IBM, either. It's the "Free Software" people
who are opposed.
> P.S. Actually, Microsoft does distribute a lot of its source code, and has
> done so for years.
Yes, I know. I have MFC on my machine, for example. It's a totally
different thing from free software or "open source".
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