Open Source Code Finds Way into Microsoft Product

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In a move that shows just how far Microsoft Corp. has come, and how pervasive open-source software is in certain areas, the software powerhouse is, for the first time, including open-source technology in one of its shipping products.

Microsoft plans to include the Message Passing Interface—a library specification for message passing proposed as a standard by a broad-based committee of vendors, implementers and users—in its Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition, which went to public beta this week at the Microsoft Developers Conference here and is on track to ship in the first half of next year.

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Personal comments

This was a logical step fro them. Why re-invent the wheel while you know there is some killer app already out there which is Open Source. I also belief Microsoft might be able to put some useful code back into the community - or at least, let's hope they do.

Overall I see this as a good thing.

Well done Microsoft!

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