Microsoft becomes official Apache sponsor

by admin July 28, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Microsoft has been hostile to the open source movement in the past but, amid increased pressure from regulators and competitors, we are increasingly seeing the software giant playing nice with the open source community. In the latest such move, Microsoft has announced it is joining the ranks of Google and Yahoo in becoming a platinum sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation and will donate at least $100,000 a year to support the project.

The announcement was made by Microsoft’s director of platform strategy, Sam Ramji, who made it clear that the sponsorship did not mean Microsoft was abandoning IIS as its web server technology.

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