Ralph Waldo Emerson once declared, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO and turgid (and very consistent) promoter of the software company's longstanding agenda against open source, apparently wants to step out of his proprietary box every so often, as he did Wednesday at the Mobile World Congress.
Ballmer, taking aim at Apple's closed iPhone ecosystem, declared the Apple kettle black and pleaded for openness, as CNET News reports:
I agree that no single company can create all the hardware and software. Openness is central because it's the foundation … Read more