Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab

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Desde el año 2005, Microsoft mantiene un laboratorio de investigación sobre código abierto, Linux y variantes de Unix. De acuerdo a una visita a los labs de la gente de O’Reilly

lo describen como:

Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab is an ambitious research project. Located on the company’s main campus, the lab houses more than 300 servers, which collectively run more than 15 versions of UNIX and 50 Linux distributions. It boasts a team of senior-level programmers and system administrators, some of whom were architects of popular Linux distributions or authors of well-regarded books. In short, the lab is one of a few such facilities in the world dedicated to open source research.

Pueden leer una entrevista a su director Bill Hilf en

Q&A: The Linux/Open Source Software Lab on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus

In addition to providing a center for open-source analysis, testing and benchmarking, Microsoft Platform Technology Strategy Director Bill Hilf says that the research lab functions as “an experiment in interoperability.”

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Angel “Java” Lopez

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