Microsoft tilts open?

Microsoft has taken yet-another step down the open source incline with what it calls its Open Specification Promise, a vow not to assert its patent rights on open Web service specifications….Copyright and trademarks, the traditional protections sought for software, still hold. But the terms of those copyrights are now seen as negotiable with the market, thanks to open source. And the community contribution given to a copyrighted project depends heavily on those conditions.

Read commentary on Microsoft’s promise from ZDNet, C|Net and the promise itself.

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