Usually when open source advocates and coders talk about Microsoft, they spell it with a $. But Linus Torvalds, coder extraordinaire on the Linux kernel, has some kind words for the Redmond giant. He praised Microsoft’s choice to make some of its software more accessible to open source programs and programmers as a step in the right direction. It’s clear that Microsoft is going to have to do more to comply with the widespread and increasing penetration of open source software, but first they have to take baby steps.
Torvalds gives props to Microsoft for sharing [CNET News]