Open Source Software Not So Evil

I recall several earnest conversations with colleagues who insisted that by making all the projects I was involved in (e.g. i2b2 and Indivo) adhere to an Open Source license, I was being both naive and counterproductive. There was no way, I was told (as recently as last year) that "real" companies would get anywhere close to supporting products that had an Open Source license. This story about Microsoft's use of Open Source software in its search engine developments should settle those concerns, at least for the next few days.

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