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He brought Microsoft the open source it had viewed with such dread and now former Redmond man Bill Hilf is challenging the thinking at Hewlett-Packard. Microsoft plucked Hilf from IBM in 2004 to become its general manager for open source and platform strategy at a time when Microsoft was waging a war on open source, calling it a …

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Just wondering

“IBM loves Linux guerilla".

Is that Tux with ammo bandoliers and a Kalashnikov, or is it the 800lb one that's ready for the desktop? I always get confused about those two words.

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And from Microsoft's attitude...

...they still do think OSS is evil. They just realise they can turn it into closed-source-by-patent.

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Re: And from Microsoft's attitude...

Embrace, extend, extinguish.

It's the Microsoft Way.

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Bill Hilf compares Linux and Windows ..

Dec 2004: "Open Discussion on Windows and Linux"

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Red Hat, IBM, HP - biggest contributors to OpenStack - in that order

Quick fact check here (it's easy to do):

You say "The firm [HP] is now the third largest single contributor to OpenStack – behind Rackspace and Red Hat – with “others” the largest block."

For the OpenStack Icehouse release (April 2014) the main contributors were:

"Red Hat, IBM, HP, Rackspace, Mirantis, SUSE, OpenStack Foundation, eNovance, VMware and Intel. Top users contributing code also included Samsung, Yahoo! and Comcast."

http://www.openstack.org/software/icehouse/press-release

Yes HP is 3rd - behind Red Hat and IBM.

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