Microsoft says Open Source is too Complex

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ZDNET Asia recently published this article on Microsoft’s view of open source software.

“One of the beauties of the open-source model is that you get a lot of flexibility and componentization. The big downside is complexity,” Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s director of platform strategy, said on the sidelines of the company’s worldwide partner conference in Boston last month.

The article doesn’t mention (and it should) that the Linux community has banded together to fight this complexity with efforts like the Free Standards Group. Our charter is to help ISVs target the Linux platform. Keep an eye out for enhanced developer services offered by the FSG.