Linuxcare Ready to Support Open-Source Windows

Linuxcare has pledged to support Microsoft's Windows as open-source software if Microsoft is willing to make good on statements attributed to Chairman Bill Gates by Bloomberg Television. Linuxcare believes that opening the Windows source code would allow other independent software vendors and OEMs to create and market their own customized versions of the Windows software, much like Linuxcare today enables its partners to offer their own customized, optimized Linux solutions. Open-source software such as Linux has achieved renown for stability, security and rapid innovation because of the large talent pool of software developers who continually enhance its features and quality. Windows source code is currently a trade secret of Microsoft, which has set in place legal limits that prevent others from viewing, contributing to or improving the operating system.