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Bog Body: Committing to Open Source
Oisin Hurley on viable strategies for a commercial software company to handle participation in open source. Shame I've never found anywhere to viably put these into action, but they sound accurate
open-source  oisin-hurley  oss  corporate  work 
august 2011 by jm
Op-Ed Contributor - Microsoft’s Creative Destruction -
MS internal politics routinely torpedoed cool new projects. surprise, surprise. 'Engineers in the Windows group falsely claimed [ClearType] made the display go haywire when certain colors were used. The head of Office products said it was fuzzy and gave him headaches. The VP for pocket devices was blunter: he’d support ClearType and use it, but only if I transferred the program and the programmers to his control.'
cleartype  microsoft  software  bureaucracy  politics  culture  management  corporate  nytimes  from delicious
february 2010 by jm

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