A New Appreciation for Open Source in India – and Our Role in it.

by anandeep on November 29, 2008 05:55pm As I stated in my last blog,  I am attending the premier Indian Open Source conference, FOSS.IN, in Bangalore.   This conference had some very technical talks (which I will also blog about) but, like any other Open source conference, it was the people who were the most interesting….

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FOSS in India

by anandeep on November 25, 2008 01:47pm I am writing this during lunch at FOSS.IN, the most prominent Open Source conference for developers and FOSS advocates in India.  FOSS.IN is in Bangalore, which is where I graduated high school.  That was a long time ago – and Bangalore has been transformed from the "garden city"…

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Berkman Lunch: Open Source at Microsoft – Opportunity or Threat?

by Bryan Kirschner on November 24, 2008 02:47pm I was recently at Harvard for two events.  The first, which I’ll talk about in this blog, was part of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard lunch series. Mario Madden and I were invited to speak at a session called "Microsoft and Open Source:…

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Two Years and Counting….

by Peter Galli on November 18, 2008 10:16pm It is two years this month since Microsoft and Novell struck their ground-breaking technical collaboration agreement, a move that has effectively ensured greater interoperability between Windows Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. This technical collaboration has already resulted in a number of milestones, including two new offerings…

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Sun to Distribute the MSN Toolbar

by Peter Galli on November 10, 2008 04:55pm Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have signed a search distribution deal under which the MSN Toolbar, which is powered by Microsoft Live Search, will be available to U.S.-based Internet Explorer users when they download the Java Runtime Environment. The agreement, which is effective today, means that Internet Explorer…

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ApacheCon and the Stonehenge Proposal

by Kamaljit Bath on November 10, 2008 03:24pm This is Kamaljit Bath, and I am in the Big Easy to experience my first Apache Conference! I am a Principal Program Manager in the Interoperability Technical Strategy Team at Microsoft. We have been doing a lot of great interoperability work and have done quite a few…

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Finally… dive-into-the-deep participation!

by anandeep on November 07, 2008 10:54am Whenever people get to know that I work in the Open Source Lab at Microsoft, there are a few knee jerk questions they always have. The most common one is: "Microsoft has an Open Source Lab?", while another question often asked is: "So when is Microsoft actually going…

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Network Monitor to Open Source Parsers on CodePlex

by Paul Long on November 07, 2008 10:49am Today I am excited to announce that the development of protocol parsers for Microsoft Network Monitor is moving into an open source model, hosted on CodePlex.  This site will host development of parsers for public protocols and for protocols described in our Open Protocol Specifications for Windows….

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Open Source Interoperability Projects

by Jean Paoli on November 07, 2008 01:21am Interoperability has always been a focus area at Microsoft. Being a platform company, Microsoft has engaged in interoperability at many levels – product features, participation in standardization bodies, publishing many technologies under open licenses and working closely with customers, governments and partners to understand the heterogeneous IT…

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struct.new("future", :open, :microsoft)

by Sam Ramji on November 06, 2008 02:49am I delivered the keynote at ApacheCon in New Orleans today, where I talked about some of the new milestones we have chalked up on the journey inside Microsoft towards greater participation and growth with open source communities, and our strategy of "architecting for participation." This strategy focuses…

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