SharePoint Open Source

December 29, 2008

SDTimes.com published a short interview with Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s senior director of platform strategy here. In “Microsoft Mulling Open Source Strategy in SharePoint” Mr. Ramji summarizes Microsoft’s open source initiatives. There is one veiled reference to SharePoint as an open source enabler. In my opinion, this comment may presage a shift in Microsoft’s positioning of SharePoint:

We have heard the conversation internally about SharePoint as an example of a platform of great opportunity for open-source application strategy.

Microsoft offers a free search product. What happens if Microsoft finds that it must release some of the Fast Enterprise Search Platform technology as open source? My hunch is that Microsoft will be taking some big steps to deal with the pesky Google enterprise initiative. Making some of Fast ESP available as open source may be necessary in 2009.

Stephen Arnold, December 29, 2008

Comments

One Response to “SharePoint Open Source”

  1. You Can Run Windows Sharepoint on Amazon Cloud, But Why? | CloudAve on January 8th, 2009 10:50 am

    [...] Desktop Named Industry Market Leader by EContent Magazine SharePoint and Document Management SharePoint Open Source Microsoft SharePoint security concerns surface More on SharePoint in the Cloud The feature name XXX [...]