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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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Is this really the first time Microsoft is including open-source techonology in a shipping product?  Or is this the first time they are shipping someone else's open-source technology in a product?

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 11:44 AM Software | Back to top


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