Subject: Microsoft may publish some source code
From: Mike Olson <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 13:48:46 -0400

CNN has published a Computerworld story on comments by Steve Ballmer
of Microsoft.  Ballmer spoke at a Tibco user group meeting on his
company's "open source" strategy.  The term was consistently used
without capitalization throughout.

Near the end of the article, Ballmer suggests that Microsoft may publish
source code for some of its database connectivity tools.  At the very end
of the article, Ballmer backpedals on earlier speculation that Microsoft
might embrace open source in any significant way.

You can read the article at