“There was a time when Microsoft despised open source, because
open source essentially meant ‘Linux,’ and Linux was a serious
threat to Microsoft’s operating system business.
“While that threat remains, open source has become such a big
tent that Microsoft increasingly feels at home with a broad array
of open-source projects. Nowhere is this truer than in its
announced support for Hadoop, the open-source software framework
that dominates the Big Data movement.”