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Microsoft Joins Apache, Why?

Late last week, Microsoft joined the Apache Software Foundation and pledged a hundred grand so that Apache supporters can write more Apache code.

Seeing as how Microsoft sales reps have probably pushed IIS on you a million times, you're probably asking, "Why?" Me, too.

The answer isn't that Microsoft is putting its weight behind the open source Web server and bailing on IIS. From what I can tell, this has nothing to do with IIS. On a high level, Microsoft wants to appear friendly to the open source community. Gaining trust and cooperation can go a long way toward building interoperability.

Do you see Microsoft making positive moves to get closer to the open source world? Yeas or nays welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/29/2008 at 1:15 PM


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