Open Source and Microsoft – are you kidding?
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).
Microsoft and Open Source
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.
- Microsoft’s Linux Labors: A Signal of Defeat?
- Microsoft Open Technologies Updates Redis
- Microsoft Open Technologies: Same Old, Same Old?
- 10 things the new Microsoft Open Technologies initiative needs to do
- Red Hat cautiously optimistic about Microsoft’s Open Technologies Inc