Microsoft distributes open-source Drupal

Microsoft might become the single biggest distributor of Drupal, as discovered from Dries Buytaert's blog on Wednesday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source Web applications. While this doesn't technically make Microsoft a distributor of these open-source "bits," it comes pretty darn close, and it arguably puts Microsoft on […]

Microsoft might become the single biggest distributor of Drupal, as discovered from Dries Buytaert's blog on Wednesday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source Web applications.

While this doesn't technically make Microsoft a distributor of these open-source "bits," it comes pretty darn close, and it arguably puts Microsoft on the legal hook for this open-source code. I personally think that's a safe bet, but then, I don't work for Microsoft, a company whose CEO has called open-source code like that of Linux a "cancer."

Source:→ CNET

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