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Re: Re: ActiveState Perl and Microsoft

by $code or die (Deacon)
on Oct 21, 2001 at 21:32 UTC ( #120390=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: ActiveState Perl and Microsoft
in thread ActiveState Perl and Microsoft

I don't think that the investment in ActiveState was related to .NET. I get the impression that ActiveState's involvement in .NET is something that came about as a result of working a bit more closely with Microsoft. It benefits ActiveState just as much to provide a VS.NET plugin for Perl and to develop PERL.NET.

More information on Microsoft's 3 year investment in ActiveState can be found here

Simon Flack ($code or die)
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Re: Re: Re: ActiveState Perl and Microsoft
by Starky (Chaplain) on Oct 22, 2001 at 09:04 UTC
    Well put. I think the relationship works for both of them.

    I should also note that although I've seen ActiveState maligned for their relationship to Microsoft, and some have cast them as being somehow tainted by accepting money from a company decidedly hostile to open source, my experience with them in the past is that they put out an excellent product (I've been extremely impressed with PerlApp) and have been an excellent member of the community. They have, in my opinion, been very conscious of the principles that are important to the success of open source and have played a very important role in the Perl community.

    This is coming from someone who doesn't use Windows (I switched fully to Linux a couple years ago and haven't looked back).

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