Introducing the Open Source Rookie of the Year... Whoa, it's Microsoft

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 2, 2013 6:10 PM EDT
The Register; By Matt Asay
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It's déjà vu all over again for Microsoft, as Black Duck Software has named Redmond's TypeScript project among its 2012 Open Source Rookies of the Year - despite Microsoft spending nearly a decade trying to figure out this crazy communist software manifesto. Back in 2001, Microsoft labeled open source a "cancer," "un-American," and a threat to rich software capitalists everywhere. By 2003, however, it was limping along the right track with the introduction of its Shared Source Initiative, and not long after started releasing open-source code of its own and creating its own open-source software lab. So why is Microsoft still considered an open-source rookie in 2013, 10 years later?

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