by Peter Galli on January 06, 2009 06:18pm

Over the past year, Microsoft has stepped up its participation in initiatives supporting Free and Open Source Software projects like Apache, Samba, and PHP.

 

The company has also been working more closely with the PHP community, sponsoring PHP events and contributing code in the form of a patch to the ADODB PHP package, which is licensed under the LGPL, to make it work better with Microsoft SQL server.

Manuel Lemos, the 
developer of the PHPClasses.org Web site, takes a look at all of this in an extensive recent blog post titled “What is Microsoft up to with PHP,”  and which includes an interview with Tom Hanrahan, the director of Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center.

 

It makes for interesting reading!