This is Marcus Hammbergs blog post from our session last week about OSS and Microsoft.
I got invited to do a Summer-session on Open Source from a developer perspective. It was my friend Dag König that invited me and I had great fun, both preparing and doing the session.
I even pulled of a demo of a life-time, in my opinion. We’ll come to that later.
If you think about it the journey that OSS has done in the .NET and Microsoft community has been quite remarkable. Just a couple of years ago the words “Microsoft” and “Open source” could not be mentioned in the same sentence. Now you can fire up a virtual machine in Azure with Linux and the complete LAMP-stack on it. On top of that there’s a number of prominent people promoting open source and alternatives to Microsoft recommendations and technologies – from within Microsoft.