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Microsoft is Supporting Open Source

Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary called “Microsoft Open Technologies”?

Guess who the only “Premium Diamond Sponsor” was for the Open Source Convention, OSCON 2012?

Yes, it was Microsoft.

See the report from eWeek.

Other sponsors of the event included HP, Citrix, Google, Open Stack, Red Hat, Dell, Facebook, Intel, RackSpace, VMWare, Amazon, Ubuntu, IBM and Oracle. (This is a partial list).

The Tracks were Business, Cloud, Community, Data, Education, Geek Lifestyle, Java & JVM, JavaScript & HTML5, Ops, Perl, PHP, Programming, Python, Tools and Techniques and UX.

Microsoft and Open Source

Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary called “Microsoft Open Technologies”? It was announced in a blog post in April 2012.

Here is the home page and here is the page on Git Hub.

Did you know that Microsoft is now in the top 20 list of the Linux kernel’s biggest contributors?  If you do not believe it then have a look at the “The Linux Foundation Releases Annual Linux Development Report”.

Looks like Microsoft is serious about Open Source.

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Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience. He blogs at http://setandbma.wordpress.com.
The blog focuses on emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc. It also contains stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture. It is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world. The focus is mostly on...

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