Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant's decision in April to front a company-owned subsidiary called "Microsoft Open Technologies." The subsidiary's stated purpose is to advance Microsoft's investment in open source software.
Last April (April-29-2010) there was a local event in Ecuador organized by AESoft, the Ecuadorian Software association. This event was names Integrated Technologies and was sponsored by Microsoft, CodePlex, Port25 and The Apache Foundation. On this conference Microsoft sent a message saying that they are Open Source friendly and they support Open Source development.
As Microsoft announced today, Microsoft Open Technologies, the company’s wholly owned
Reduce dall’esperienza nel Linux Collaboration Summit, con una presentazione dedicata a Linux e al suo recente contributo (le slide sono disponibili qui) Microsoft, tramite Jean Paoli (uno dei co-creatori di XML) ha annunciato sul blog del Microsoft Developer Network la nascita della Open Technologies Inc.
Si tratta, continua Paoli, di una nuova società e di un investimento verso l’int
Open source developer at Microsoft, Garrett Serack announced today plans to bring a native running open source platform to Windows. In a blog posted today, Serack announced the Common Opensource Application Publishing Platform (CoApp).
Open-Xchange announced today the availability of a completely redeveloped connector that enables users of its open source Open-Xchange e-mail and collaboration server to use Microsoft Outlook as the client software.
Back on Halloween, when we ran our article on Ross Gardlers presentation on Microsoft and Open Source at the All Things Open conference, we posted a poll that asked, Is Microsoft committed to open source? Guess what? You answered no, as in nope, nadda or aint no way, baby.
Want to contribute your views to our podcast? Sure you do, and here's your chance to have a say: do you think we should embrace Microsoft's new-found open source policies, or should we keep them at arm's length?