"That said, there is nothing wrong with Microsoft sticking to its closed-source, capitalist guns. In cases where Microsoft has reached out to the open-source community, it has done so in a “we’ll scratch your back if you scratch ours” way. I haven’t read the full 186 pages of The Ships yet. But what I’ve skimmed so far makes me feel like I’m reading yet another Microsoft white paper or press release, not any kind of a behind-the-scenes tell-all. I’d be interested in hearing how some of the OEMs and other licensees of Microsoft’s patents feel about the way the authors characterize the IP licensing deals mentioned in the book…."