Microsoft and opening the code: damned if you do, damned if you don't

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Here is another perspective of the results of making the source available. At that point, Microsoft really doesn't have a good way to get out of it. People want to get the source (I am one of them), but at the same time, they are fearful of legal actions as a result of looking at the source and doing any sort of development (again, I am one of them).

What is required is trust, and Microsoft is still paying for its actions of old (and its actions as of few months ago, patents & OSS, for example) in that regard.