Microsoft set to open up software

Microsoft has announced that it will open up the technology of some of its leading software to make it easier to operate with rivals’ products.The technology giant is to publish key software blueprints on its website.It also promised not to sue open source developers for making that software available for non-commercial use.Microsoft is being investigated by the European Commission on the grounds that limiting access to its technology could be stopping competition. commits to sharing with open source, rivals
‘Interoperability principles’ will be used to share code, make software more openMicrosoft Corp. today made public more than 30,000 pages of documentation for Windows protocols and APIs — information previously available only under special licenses — one of several changes in how it deals with open-source developers and software rivals.

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