Microsoft Expanding Open Source Initiative in the Philippines

Microsoft: more open source projects

By Alexander Villafania
First Posted 18:53:00 12/04/2008

MAKATI CITY, Philippines -- Microsoft Philippines is looking to pursue more collaboration with open source developers in the country through its Open Source Interoperability Lab project.

The current Open Source Interoperability Lab is housed in the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) office at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City.

As part of this increasing collaboration with the open source community, Microsoft Philippines has inked a partnership with open source software engineering firm Exist Global headed by Winston Damarillo.

The partnership will lead to development of plugins for NPanday (, a project to integrate the Java-based Apache Maven with Microsoft's .NET development environments.

Could it be that Microsoft Philippines is becoming the test bed for future Microsoft Open Source domination? Extend, Embrace and Extinguish. Be afraid, be very afraid.


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