Microsoft faces the same embrace-or-be-destroyed alternatives from the burgeoning open-source software movement that it faced with the Internet years ago, argues David Stutz, who recently retired as Microsoft's group program manager for the Shared Source Common Language, in a copy of his retirement letter he posted on the Web last week.
Microsoft agrees with much of what Stutz says, according to a company spokes- woman, "but Microsoft believes breakthroughs will come mostly through commercial software companies, like Microsoft."
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.