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Steve Ballmer: We Are Open To All Open Source!

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Thursday, November 09, 2006: Microsoft Corporation's second-in-command and CEO, Steve Ballmer, pointedly answered this correspondent, when asked what Microsoft's take on open standards was. “We are open to all kinds of open source,” he said almost in a huff, while rushing out of the hall after the informal Q&A session.

He also disclosed, while addressing the jam-packed media conclave on Wednesday, “Microsoft will ship a path-breaking new product very soon.” This has led to speculations as to whether the product is related to open source/open standard.

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