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April, 2005

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About Matusow's Blog

I've been at Microsoft since 1995, and have had the opportunity to work with some great people on hard problems. I spent two years doing field tech specialist work on infrastructure products and then moved to issue-based projects. I was the first full-time employee working on Y2K issues, then part of the Security Response Center, and then into a five-year project building up the Shared Source initiative and really focusing on OSS issues. For the past two years I have been focused on interoperability and standards.

Outside of work, my first love is my family. I know that sounds hackneyed, but it is true. Due to work, I don't get enough time with my wife and boys. My one personal indulgence is mountain biking, and I certainly don't do enough of that to be good at it. My most important contribution to science so far is a complete and total validation of the law of gravity. I have proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that it works every time.

As for my blog - it has opened the door for some absolutely great conversations with people I would never have come into contact with any other way. The issues that interest me the most are at the intersection of business, technology, policy, and intellectual property - so that is what I blog about. I am fascinated by the multitude of approaches that exist within the realm of the software community. I don't blog about my family, or what my cats are doing, or what is going on in my home town. This blog is 100% about work and it will stay that way.

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments here.

- Jason

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    Open Source Testing: The Next Fad

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    Last week I spent two very worthwhile days in San Francisco at the Open Source Business Conference . Once again Matt Asay and friends put on a stellar conference. The speakers Matt was able to assemble were impressive and the halls were filled with many...
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    IronPython Q and A

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    Over the past week there have been a few common questions about the IronPython Shared Source license that need to be addressed. Here are the answers but a critical disclaimer first. I am not a lawyer and thus, this blog entry does not constitute legal...
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    Availability and Ownership

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    I’m on the road in Asia this week and am having some great conversations about source licensing issues. I’ll try to be a good blogger and post some interesting stuff based on this trip. The first thing that came up today was a long exchange about...
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    Shared Source - Microsoft Research Downloads

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    I recently became aware of a bunch of Shared Source licensed projects that are available through Microsoft Research. There are over 50 projects listed and many have been available for a few years. Games, tools, graphics...good stuff. http://research...
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