for more information contact skot@penguinstorm.com

I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
If this were the last night of the world/ What would I do? / What would I do that was different / Unless it was champagne with you
— Bruce Cockburn, Last Night of the World
July 29, 2008
Apache Everywhere?

Microsoft has joined the Apache Foundation which is amongst the more interesting small developments in the tech industry in a while (and yes, I am aware of the recent launch of a Google competitor by former Google employees.)

My personal crystal ball would suggest that this will lead in two possible directions.

  1. Microsft replaces Internet Information Server, it’s proprietary web server platform, with Apache in future Windows server releases, or
  2. Microsoft integrates the ASP core of it’s .NET platform into the Apache core, allowing for the deployment of ASP on any web server.

Doing both would make the most sense. If I had to choose one, I’d choose the second because it would lead to more easily implementing the first. It’s also a good fit for the common Microsoft strategy of allowing its code to be deployed anywhere by creating common APIs. Allowing Microsoft code monkeys to deploy ASP applications on any server platform could be a step in a strategy intended to dethrone PHP.

it won’t work, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t consider it. It’s just far too late to work, but hubris knows no time limits.

In any case, an interesting development. Apache everyhwere!

Posted by skooter at 5:00 AM This entry is filed under Technology.
This entry is tagged: Apache, Linux, Microsoft, Open Source

blog comments powered by Disqus