Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time
"I joined Microsoft exactly five months ago today."
The speaker was Wim Coekaerts, giving a keynote address on Tuesday at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto in his role as Redmond's corporate vice president of enterprise open source. Three or four years ago, making such a statement at a major Linux or open source event would be akin to speaking the prerequisite intro to a personal testimony at an AA meeting. "Hello, my name is Wim Coekaerts and I'm a Microsoftie." Not any more. At least in the enterprise, Microsoft has been rapidly gaining respect.