Details about the SolarWinds hack continue to emerge months after the supply chain mega-breach was first discovered late last year. The latest revelations come from Microsoft, which is calling the cyber-attack the most sophisticated of all time. “I think from a software engineering perspective, it’s probably fair to say that
17 years ago ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a cancer. That statement still casts clouds of doubt over the company and a lingering anxiety among Linux and open source enthusiasts. But hey, Ballmer loves Linux now! So does Microsoft!
Whether or not one chooses to believe it, Microsoft continues to bang that drum with both actions and words; most recently at the 2019 Red Hat Forum in Australia.
Microsoft Australia CTO Lee Hickin addressed the attendees with a message about the company’s transformation and its continued commitment to open source.
In attendance was ZDNet, which captured some key quotes: “We’re in an amazing place right now with a leader like Satya who really understands what it means to think about where we need to be for our customers, to really transform the company from being essentially the proprietary software company, to being an open source company,” he said.
Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, provided a compelling vision with his opening keynote at the historical UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit (AI4G), hosted May 28-31, 2019 at UN ITU HQ, Geneva.