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Microsoft, GitHub, and the Power of Corporate Support of Open Source

Let me start by saying that I’m a massive advocate, contributor, and supporter of many open source communities, while also working in my role for a technology vendor who provides a commercial product that also supports many open source platforms.¬† The reason that matters is that I’m not saying this without an understanding of the inner workings of both the …

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Yes Virginia, There is an Open Source .NET

Beyond the awesomeness of seeing the Rosetta touch down onto a comet today, we also saw a shift in the universe that some say would never have come. Microsoft has announced that they are doing some thing big with their popular .NET platform by taking it open source and expanding to run on Linux and OS X platforms. Yes, you …