Microsoft Probing Blastwave?

Check out Dennis Clarke's comment on my blog from a couple of days ago, "Steve's Email." Very interesting.

Dennis is the director of Blastwave.org, a community of developers that have been building open source software for the Solaris platform for years now. They've got something like 860 (and growing) open source software packages for Solaris, and many members of the Blastwave community are busy helping Sun within the OpenSolaris Pilot Program, as well.

So, it's very interesting that Microsoft has taken a recent interest in Blastwave.org. Is Microsoft interested in learning about how the Blastwave.org community works? Or are they gearing up their Solaris competitive research as we get ready to release Solaris 10 and then later OpenSolaris? Perhaps we'll get our very own page on Microsoft's site from Martin Taylor's team. Steve Ballmer does tell the world in the very last sentence of his email to contact Martin to "Get the Facts" on Windows and Linux, after all. Maybe there will be a "Get the Facts on Windows and OpenSolaris" in the future. One could only hope, I suppose.

I know, I know ... we have our own corporate "facts" page. But we call it "Reality Check."
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