Summary: Another fresh look at what Microsoft means when it talks about Open Source inside the company (Fog Computing and lock-in)
ONE of Microsoft’s top boosters, Marius Oiaga, occasionally plays along with the Microsoft deception about “Open Source” and the likes of that. Many boosters of the company do not do this, but Oiaga does indeed. He did this again some days ago and Microsoft is seen pretending to be open with the word “Interoperability” and other buzzwords. We saw this before and last week we posted a long rebuttal. They essentially reuse the same talking points, so this rebuttal possibly applies to many public talks where Microsoft deceives the audience.
Jean Paoli, known to us for his role in the corruption-filled pursuit for a rubber stamp for OOXML, says things like “We have produced several useful open source tools and SDKs for developers, including the Windows Azure Command-line Tools for PHP,” but guess what? It’s Windows-only software that only serves Microsoft in the sense that it helps put people’s data inside Microsoft’s datacentres (Fog Computing). Watch out for Microsoft’s (mis)use of the term “Open Source”, or at least the general principles. █