Microsoft's on-again, off-again relationship with open source is off-again.
What brings this up is news that open source is being banned from the “app stores” which will support the Xbox and the new Nokia Windows phones.
My old friend Rupert Goodwins at ZDNet UK put it best. It's Apple envy.
Red Hat's Jon Wildeboer was the first to blog about this and others have followed suit including good ol' Simon Phipps, who noted that Microsoft has even, in theory, banned its own open source licenses through this action.
What no one seems to have asked so far is why. Those who read this week's Clue have the answer at hand.
It's situational ethics.