Given all of the apparent love flowing from Microsoft to its new-found open source allies and given that Microsoft’s go-to open soruce guy Sam Ramji keynoted at the recent EclipseCon 2008 conference, the obvious question is: Will Microsoft join The Eclipse Foundation?
He then also quoted physicist Niels Bohr “who has a few more Nobel prizes than most of us.” Bohr once famously said that predictions are difficult, “especially if they’re about the future.”
But finally Ramji deferred to the Eclipse Foundation’s executive director Mike Milinkovich: “He said Microsoft would probably join before Sun will,” said Ramji.
So that leaves the door open then.
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