In recent years Microsoft has been more open about open source, at first I remember Microsoft’s only goal with open source was to work with developers and partners to make sure Microsoft’s proprietary software worked with various popular open source offerings, for example running PHP, Apache, MySQL on Windows, this package is known as WAMP.
When Bill Gates announced his departure from Microsoft back in 1998 many media outlets where writing about this as an opportunity for this company to embrace the open source community and not rely completely on Windows to continue with its undeniable success over the next years. Bill Gates is known to be the architect of Microsoft’s primary strategic initiative, which is Windows everywhere. This strategy has brought Microsoft great success and many billions, but it is a strategy that needs to be modified in order to continue succeeding in the software industry. Continue reading Microsoft + Open Source = Happy .NET Developers