Microsoft Loves Open Source (or Should!)
Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source
This came across my Twitter feed from friend giovanni and I couldn't resist checking it out! The author, William Hurley, provides a rational, unbiased 7-point summary of the complicated relationship between Microsoft and open source. I particularly like his assertion that "even the most closed-minded executive in Redmond realizes open source is in their future."
So often Microsoft is vilified for their efforts to crush their competition, but they remain a powerful technical and economic force and everyone should respect their efforts to embrace openness.