Finally An Unbreakable Linux!

The challenge of being a fan of open source while working at Microsoft is that people often assume that it’s not possible for Microsoft to appreciate open source.  If there’s one legacy that I’d like to leave at Microsoft to this point, it’s that I fought hard for a CodePlex to be built because I…

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‘What The Heck Is He Doing Here?’

For the last few weeks, I’ve been spending one day a week sitting in the shared workspace that several members of the Microsoft.com Commuinities team uses.  We have about nine people sharing one large office in Building 6 that was once home to Bill Gates and then Steve Ballmer.  “So what?”, you may say.  Well, I’m a manager…

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Gravediggers

I was taking a look at the latest news around CodePlex recently and I started noticing a fascinating trend.  Many people have described us as “Microsoft’s SourceForge Killer”, suggesting we built this site to eliminate SourceForge.  In fact, that’s a trend with everything Microsoft does.  Think about it.  Everyone calls Zune the iPod killer.  The…

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