This piece from Internetnews.com reports that
Brad Abrams, group program manager at Microsoft for ASP.NET AJAX … declared that Microsoft is not the cathedral and that open source isn’t really a bazaar when it comes to AJAX, a claim that undermines one of the core underpinnings of the open source movement.
Microsoft veers toward the light in its new approach to open source
giving much of the credit to Bill Hilf. Steve Ballmer’s recently repeated threats against Linux (reported here in news.com) are not mentioned.
Remondmag.com describes itself as the independent voice of the Microsoft IT community and is not saying that the walk is being walked.
Glyn Moody in Linux Journal looks at the same evidence and, highlighting
Microsoft’s determination to ram its own OpenXML through the ISO standards process
recommends wariness to the FLOSS community and a history lesson to Microsoft.