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Microsoft Finally Certifies an Open Source Web App 87

Posted by timothy
from the where's-your-hall-pass-professor dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft has caught up with the fact that open source web-based software exists, today announcing an open source project written in PHP is the first 'Certified for Windows' software that (a) follows an OSI-approved license and (b) runs via a webserver rather than operating as a native Windows executable. The software in question is SilverStripe CMS, free software released under a BSD license, that is used to build and manage websites. Certification entails a third-party performing various tests and audits on the software and giving it the green light. If other open source projects can follow suit, this will be another step in getting business folk to see that open source is ready for enterprise use. And heck, maybe even a .NET application could now seek to be certified!"
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Microsoft Finally Certifies an Open Source Web App

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 17, 2010 @01:04AM (#34251676)

    Embrace, extend, extinguish.

  • Unfortunately, no. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Lord Kano (13027) on Wednesday November 17, 2010 @01:31AM (#34251772) Homepage Journal

    Certification entails a third-party performing various tests and audits on the software and giving it the green light. If other open source projects can follow suit, this will be another step in getting business folk to see that open source is ready for enterprise use.

    No, it's not. The tech savvy business people already know and those who don't get it will continue to not get it. Remember, there were people who insisted on buying IBM computers even after the Lenovo deal, because that's how PHBs and suits think.

    LK

  • Finally? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 17, 2010 @02:07AM (#34251882)

    How many "open source web apps" have been submitted and failed certification and been rejected?

    Microsoft doesn't proactively certify software, the developer of the software has to request certification. The headline makes it sound like Microsoft has been dragging their feet trying to avoid certifying such an app, but if this is the first ever submission, then they've certified 100% of applicants.

  • by ooh456 (122890) on Wednesday November 17, 2010 @03:13AM (#34252022) Homepage

    This is surprising news for me as I have been a SilverStripe developer for a couple years now at my primary job. In case anyone is wondering, SilverStripe is a wonderful little enterprise class CMS. Miles ahead in my opinion of the usual suspects in this area ( Drupal, Joomla, WordPress). The real story here is why a small BSD licensed CMS written on the LAMP stack wants to be certified by Microsoft! I guess they want the publicity. But seriously, If you are a php developer looking for a good Object Oriented CMS written is PHP5, you should really take a couple days and check it out. You might really like it. It's not perfect by any stretch, a tad over-engineered, but did I mention it's miles ahead of everything else which calls itself a php5 CMS? Miles.

  • by yelvington (8169) on Wednesday November 17, 2010 @08:58AM (#34253094) Homepage

    It's always dangerous to claim you're the first.

    http://buytaert.net/microsoft-and-drupal [buytaert.net] (2007): "Last week at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), Microsoft and SpikeSource announced their intention to work together to certify a number of Open Source projects on the Microsoft Windows platform. According to the press release, Drupal is the first application that has been tested and certified for Microsoft Windows ..."

    See also http://www.microsoft.com/web/drupal/ [microsoft.com]

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