Or: “Don’t be a Cnut.”
Yesterday I had a look at the response of the Joomla! community
to the news that Microsoft had signed the Joomla!
Contributor Agreement and was contributing code to the content
You probably won’t be surprised to find that some people don’t
like the idea. The speed and vehemence of their rejection of
Microsoft’s involvement in the project is entirely predictable,
but none the less depressing for that.
The usual complaints were rolled out:
you can’t trust Microsoft
when Microsoft contributes a major product to open source, we’ll
listen Microsoft is only doing this to sell more proprietary
Taking those in reverse order: yes Microsoft is doing this to
encourage Joomla developers to use Windows. Just as IBM supports
Linux to …