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|I Am Skooter|
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
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.
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!