Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 28, 2007 09:23 PM
Let's not be silly. They did a huge step forward for a company that never dealed with open source.
No, it is not a huge step for open source or free software. As long as it isn't fully released, it's just an attempt to screw the FOSS community, their "open source" move is not about freedom or openness, it's just trying to get people working for free to improve the soft while keeping the software non-viable without the closed source non-free part. It's about control, not freedom.
They don't play nice at all, they pervert the meaning of free software, they are not worth respect.