Microsoft to be an Apache Sponsor

Celebrating 10th anniversary OSCON was being held in Portland, Oregon.    Microsoft’s Sam Ramji announced there Micorosoft would be a sponsor of Apache Software Foundation.

http://port25.technet.com/archive/2008/07/25/oscon2008.aspx

Microsoft supports Apache despite they have their own web server product “IIS” or Internet Information Services.

As you may imagine from the term “WAMP” (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP), even on Windows servers we usually deploy not IIS but Apache for running web services.   I think Microsoft will walk in the same path of IBM, who gave up on their operating system AIX and now sell Linux servers instead.

That’s the way I love, of course.

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Masaru IKEDA

Masaru IKEDA has co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms in Tokyo. Now he has been contributing serial columns to nationwide newspapers and IT periodicals, also he's currently serving as tech consultant for several web companies. See this for more bio.