December 2, 2004 spout

On Microsoft’s Transparency in 2004


Sir Black Xero (?!?) has a review of Microsoft’s increasing openness in 2004, summarizing it this way:

Granted, there are plenty of Microsoft teams that are still opaque when it comes to their roadmaps. (Office team, are you listening?) But Microsoft has taken some in 2004 in the right direction, customers, analysts and other company watchers seem to agree.”

Frankly, I’m pleasantly surprised at how far Microsoft has come opening up to the world. I hope we’re at a critical mass where it just can’t be stopped, but as an engineer, that’s hardly surprising. : )