Every time, I’m surprised to rediscover that Microsoft is a software company (just covered with tons of layers). Seems that without the marketing FUD, there are reasonable people at Microsoft who can write on and to the point.
Sam Ramji, director at Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab writes at port25 on “How open source has influenced Windows Server 2008“:
Overall, we’ve learned and continue to learn from open source development principles. These are making their way into the mindset, development practices, and ultimately into the products we bring to market.