This is why I love working for Microsoft - as Nick Hodge often says "This is not your fathers Microsoft";
Sam Ramji Keynoted at Oscon about 3 very cool things:
In short we've submitted code to the ADOdb DAL library to add support for our PHP SQL driver - AND under a Free Software Foundation license. Of course this helps people deploy onto our platform and but most of all helps those developers using PHP applications with DAL to easily have choice between which platform they wish to deploy on.
On top of that we're now part of the Apache Software Foundation and we're part of the Communications Protocol Program under the Open Specification Promise (OSP)