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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on July 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM