One of the things that disappoints me is the lack of understanding of what's at stake with open source among some of the other open communities. For example, some in the world of open science seem to think it's OK to work with Microsoft, provided it furthers their own specific agenda. Here's a case in point...

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9 years 7 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago


Now I see what they're doing

So this is Microsoft's open source strategy. Release plugins under some OSI approved license, but downplay the fact that they're plugins for a closed source proprietary product. This allows them to claim that they have embraced open source, whilst still locking users into their core products.

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