"So not much will change in the way of messaging regarding
Microsoft's outlook on open source. It didn't change much when
Jason Matusow handed some of the handling of the Microsoft open
source strategy to Bill Hilf, or when Hilf handed it off to
"I met with Duffner and my former eWEEK colleague Peter Galli
for lunch here in New York.
"The overall messaging hasn't changed much, but Microsoft is
doing a little more with various open source communities. For
instance, Duffner said he believes one of Microsoft's biggest moves
with the open source community this year was its decision to invest
in the Apache Software Foundation And not only the financial
investment, but that Microsoft also contributed to an Apache
project for the first time was "probably the biggest thing we
achieved in 2008," Duffner said."