February, 2008

  • Dominic Sartorio on SpikeSource and Open Source Interoperability

    by Community Contributor on February 27, 2008 08:33pm First, many thanks to Microsoft’s Port 25 Team for the opportunity to post today! Today SpikeSource announced the availability of five additional PHP-based applications on the Windows...
  • How open source has influenced Windows Server 2008

    by Sam Ramji on February 27, 2008 06:00am When I think about what works really well in open source development and technology, the following things stand out: Modular architectures You can find these wherever you see participation at scale...
  • A Brief History of Open at Microsoft

    by Sam Ramji on February 22, 2008 02:06pm Four years ago, we started the Linux Lab at Microsoft. Two years ago, we established the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft. One year ago, we initiated the Linux Interoperability Lab at Microsoft. Yesterday...
  • Why I’m excited about Yahoo!

    by Sam Ramji on February 25, 2008 12:31pm There are no guarantees that a future of Microsoft + Yahoo! will arrive, but the possibilities have me feeling positive. These are just my personal opinions – and who knows what will happen – but a few things...
  • See Change

    by billhilf on February 21, 2008 09:00am I have always been a fan of Tim O’Reilly’s phrase the “ architecture of participation ” to describe “systems designed for user contribution.” I liked it so much that at last...
  • The Apache Visit to Microsoft Campus: Day One

    by Garrett Serack on February 26, 2008 02:34pm This morning, we've had the honor of hosting the Apache Software Foundation in the Windows Server 2008 Application Labs.  They are here this week in order to get some deep knowledge about Windows Server...
  • Why use downloads as an indicator of OSS success?

    by Brett Shoemaker on February 13, 2008 11:31am I continue to be surprised by the amount of weight given to downloads as a metric for OSS success. A topic Matt Asay also touched on recently over at The Open Road . Like Matt, I’m talking OSS at the product...
  • Microsoft, Open Innovation and Open Source (Part 1)

    by MJM on February 07, 2008 09:45am In reading Jamie’s recent blog post on software and engineering excellence here at Microsoft, I got to thinking broadly about the impact of access on innovation. Obviously, the constant advances in software...
  • Technical Analysis: Installing Apache on Windows

    by jcannon on February 12, 2008 10:21am Abstract : By many estimates, Apache is the world's most popular web server software, hosting more than half of active domains according to Netcraft. Typically, Apache is run on Linux or UNIX, but it runs quite...
  • The Apache Visit to Microsoft Campus: Day Two

    by Garrett Serack on February 28, 2008 04:59pm The Apache Visit to Microsoft Campus: Day Two Day two turned out to be quite a busy day! First thing in the morning, we started off testing some Apache applications on Windows Server 2008, both the 64 and...
  • Participation, Diversity, and Change

    by Bryan Kirschner on February 05, 2008 07:32pm “…Our goal here is to evolve and to hopefully provide information that makes it easier for people using OSS and Microsoft software in the real world.” Bill Hilf wrote this in an April 2006 blog entitled...
  • Does selling mean selling out?

    by Brett Shoemaker on February 01, 2008 08:51pm As an open source business strategy lead here at Microsoft, I am particularly interested in community reaction following acquisition waves like the one we have seen recently ( Sun/MySQL , Nokia/Trolltech...
  • Passing Without Talking

    by Paula Bach on February 05, 2008 09:29pm My last blog was about me traveling to Limerick and Toronto. I have now defended my dissertation proposal and passed. (Yay!) Here is a funny story. A week before the proposal defense I created my presentation...