Inside Port 25: Open Source at Microsoft
Port 25 is home to the open source community at Microsoft. Today, this represents an open conversation dedicated to Linux, Windows, and open source interoperability between Microsoft business and technical leaders and the industry. In partnership with O'Reilly, Inside Port 25 takes that dialogue into the community for an objective, outsider's perspective on open source research, insights, and industry trends.
Port 25 Featured Video
Allison Randal on Open Source
Video: Allison Randal on Open Source
Allison Randal discusses the importance of participation in the open source community and her perspective on where Microsoft sits relative to the principle that everyone deserves to participate.
For more video and podcast community interviews, go to our media page on Port25.com.
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