Microsoft joined the O’Reilly’s Open Source Convention (OSCON) this year. Why? Because Free and Open Source Software development is anti-American cancer and an intellectual-property destroyer. It does seem pretty logical, doesn’t it ;-)
Last Thursday, Microsoft announced they plan to launch Open Source Lab in the Philippines in September 2008. The company officials promised:
It will be open to open source and cross-platform enthusiasts, including students, professionals, companies and users groups
These are not the first “positive” initiatives by Microsoft targeting Open Source Software. They have Linux Interoperability Lab and an Open Source Software Lab already running. The general idea is to collaborate with non-profit open source groups around the world.
Will OSGeo be one of these groups?