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May, 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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    Innovation As A Cure For The Dilemma

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    Last week I hosted the guys from Redmonk , Stephen OGrady and James Governor . Other than noting Stephen’s obvious character flaw (he is a Red Sox fan) and James’s steadfast belief that the airlines will provide you with the luggage you checked through...
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    Bluetooth Wrapper

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    During my blogging hiatus in May there was a cool release from our embedded folks. Here is the description and a link or two: Windows Embedded Source Tools for Bluetooth Technology Developing for Bluetooth technology (exposing Bluetooth services...
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    WiX - heading towards 150K

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    Kudos to Rob Mensching and his great Shared Source project, Windows Installer XML - otherwise known as WiX. SourceForge.net statistics came back online recently and it turns out that more than 145,000 folks have found WiX to be interesting. Even more...
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    Visual Basic Power Pack - Shared Source Licensed Stuff

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    Here is the Visual Basic Power Pack which consists of seven custom controls written in Visual Basic .NET 2003 and licensed under a Shared Source license. The controls provide enhanced user interface elements and enable you to create more interesting and...
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    Microsoft Developer Powertoys - Shared Source Licensed Stuff

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    I've been meaning to blog this for a while. Josh Ledgard has been doing some great work with the developer community. He hosts the Developer Powertoys blog which is really worth checking out if you haven't seen it (and if you are a developer of course...
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