"Over the past few years, Microsoft has steadily warmed to open
source, to the point that it now hosts its own open-source code
repository and has seen its Microsoft Public License used more
often than venerable licenses like the Mozilla Public License or
the Eclipse Public License, according to new data released by Black
"The open-source world should be worried.
"After all, as IBM's Savio Rodrigues points out, an
open-source-friendly Microsoft no longer has qualms about embedding
open-source software like MySQL into its products. In particular,
Microsoft supports MySQL as part of its Azure cloud
service...without paying Sun a dime for the privilege."