Microsoft’s trust problem, part 2

Samba creator takes stand in Microsoft case
>Once a year, he said, top software programmers from rival software companies from around the world gather at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California, for what they term a “plugfest.”

>The engineers bring computers and the software programs they are working on and literally plug them together to see how their programs interoperate. “We work around the clock for a week. We torture our machines in the pursuit of interoperability,” he told a rapt courtroom.

>“Can you do this test with Microsoft?” Judge Cooke asked.

>“Yes, but they don’t turn up,” Tridgell said.