"Nathan Torkington, co-author with O’Reilly of Perl Cookbook and the "content planner" for this conference, said that "there are good people at Microsoft — people who see what we are saying about open source. We want to make them a bit stronger, try to engage them." He paused a bit, smiled, and then added: "It’s a bit like China-U.S. policy.""
Is there enough good faith on both sides for anything worthwhile to come out of these talks?