Microsoft Woos OSDL for New Linux Offensive

You know, a joint effort between the OSDL and MS might actually prove to be worthwhile in the long haul. Guess we won’t know unless it actually happens though.

Microsoft has once again stirred up a hornets nest in the open-source community, this time approaching the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) to work with it on a joint, independent research project to do some facts-based analysis of Linux and Windows.

While some in the Linux and open-source community have questioned why the large Linux vendors have not responded to Microsoft Corp.’s aggressive “Get the Facts campaign,” which uses mostly Microsoft-sponsored analyst reports to compare and contrast Windows Server with Linux, they would be unlikely to support any joint partnership with Microsoft. [Read the rest]