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Re: [News] Microsoft "Improves" Apache

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____/ Moshe Goldfarb. on Sunday 19 October 2008 20:04 : \____

> On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:23:05 -0700 (PDT), nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:
>> <Quote>
>> Few will have noticed, but Microsoft's Jim Kellerman just announced
>> that he and a Microsoft colleague have "been cleared to contribute
>> patches again" to Apache, and specifically to the Hadoop project.
>> This is how it will go. Purely in order to “improve” the performance
>> of Apache and Hadoop on the Windows platform, Microsoft will helpfully
>> offer some really cool hacks....which will of course only work on the
>> Windows platform.
>> This will effectively fork the Apache/Hadoop/whatever code – all for
>> the good of their communities. Of course, there may be some “patented”
>> technologies in there, but Microsoft will promise never, ever to sue
>> anyone using this “optimised” open source – cross its heart and hope
>> to die. Look for Microsoft to get involved with other leading open
>> source projects in the same way.
>> </Quote>
> Good.
> Maybe Microsoft can fix everything that broken with OSS programs.
They are more likely to 'contribute' patches that assist deployment on Windows
at guess-whose-expense.

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