I’m sure Microsoft’s stamp of approval for BSD is very sincere, and I’m also sure it’s anattempt to frame Linux out of the picture. The Windows TCP/IP stack is built around BSD code; from Microsoft’s point of view, the BSD crowd are a bunch of suckers begging to be exploited again and again. I’m certain Microsoft would love for the entire open-source world to turn into an acquiescent source of free R&D for its monopoly. and other interesting things from ESR in this interview.
Still at Microsoft, keep your eye on the ball!
The collective book reading is paying off. I intercepted in my team discussions about refactoring. The activity itself became daily routine. Code is changing, design is improving, I’m happy!