News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Zend Developer Zone:
Microsoft to extend Windows eco-system!
February 22, 2008 @ 13:58:00

On the Zend Developer Zone today, Andi Gutmans has written up a new post that, in light of a recent announcement from Microsoft about "going open source" with some of their products, asks what it means for the web and for the PHP community specifically.

Today Microsoft announced a significant initiative which aims to provide the developer community with access to a large number of Microsoft protocols and file formats. [...] With Microsoft opening up their specifications under the OSP, open-source communities like Zend Framework are now able to build such solutions without fear of litigation. There are many other areas where it will benefit open-source projects including Samba (SMB), FreeTDS (SQL Server), Mono (.NET), and others...

He shares his thoughts on the winners (Microsoft themselves, Open Source community) and losers (Microsoft's competitors, Linux) on the deal and the beneficial impact he thinks it will all have on the PHP.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
windows opensource community specification promise


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Install PHP 5.3 on Windows

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: Packages: The Way Forward for PHP

Laravel News: The Artisan Files: Mathias Hansen

Symfony Blog: Introducing the Symfony Marketplace

Job Posting: Children's Hospital Boston Seeks Open Source Web Developer (Boston, MA)


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


opinion language interview conference community threedevsandamaybe configure composer series symfony podcast framework unittest introduction api list voicesoftheelephpant version laravel release

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework