Will Microsoft ever get serious about Open Source?

Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
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Will Microsoft ever get serious about Open Source? How does Microsoft design what is “Open Source” vs. “Source Opened”? Join Scott Hanselman from the Azure/ASP.NET/IIS team as he talks about what’s going on in Open Source in the Angle Brackets and Curly Brackets space. There’s more real open source going on at Microsoft than you’d think. There are those working within MSFT to turn the ship around in a the least evil way possible. Ultimately we want folks to run Windows, sure, but the days of “our way or the highway” are coming to an end. Open source is happening at Microsoft. The avalanche has begun and it’s too late for the pebbles to vote

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Scott Hanselman


Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as Principal Community Architect for Web Platform and Tools, aiming to spread the good word about developing software, most often on the Microsoft stack. Before this he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years and before that he was a Principal Consultant at STEP Technology for nearly 7 years. He was also involved in a few things Microsoft-related like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen to him. He’s written in a few books, most recently with Bill Evjen and Devin Rader on Professional ASP.NET. He blogs at http://www.hanselman.com for the last 8 years and podcasts weekly at http://www.hanselminutes.com and http://www.thisdeveloperslife.com.

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Randy Rinehart
07/21/2012 5:55pm PDT

Probably the best presentation I attended at this conference.

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Alex Martelli
07/20/2012 4:06am PDT

SUPERB presentation & videos—really gets the message through: BRAVO!


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