Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 29th Jul 2008 16:30 UTC, submitted by wuda
Microsoft At the OSCON open source software convention, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) got an unexpected new sponsor: Microsoft. The Redmond software giant, which will contribute $100,000 annually to the ASF, joins Google and Yahoo as a platinum sponsor of Apache development.
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Is this a surprise?
by npang on Wed 30th Jul 2008 09:11 UTC
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2006-11-26

Microsoft is in the business of selling their platforms (.Net, Windows, etc). Is it really surprising that they are sponsoring the development of an open source program to better work on their platforms? Is it possible that speculation of Microsoft intending to destroy the competition is nothing more that (completely founded) speculation?

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