More evidence that Microsoft and open source are learning to peacefully coexist comes in the form of a developers conference in London, UK InfoWorld blogger Savio Rodrigues points to the Open Source .NET eXchange, an event for .NET developers who use open source.
The agenda includes topics such as "ActiveMQ and NMS," "Fluent NHibernate" and JQuery. Rodrigues, curious about whether the event was Microsoft-driven, says he spoke to Microsoft's Robert Duffner. Though Duffner acknowledged his team knew about the conference, he said the whole thing was more about the .NET community "scratching an itch."
I agree with Rodrigues' conclusion that this event is but one small example of instances in which developers can and do have a foot on each side of the open vs. proprietary fence.