Microsoft, or (in the simplified Chinese), the company known as 微软 has expanded it’s open source footprint into China by opening an office to support the work of the Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech) subsidiary.
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MS Open Tech Shanghai will have a team of engineers, standards professionals and technical evangelists with roots in open source and open standards.
The Chinese subsidiary will focus on facilitating interactions between Microsoft proprietary development processes and the company’s open innovation efforts on services and devices by advancing the investments in interoperability, open standards and open source.
Jean Paoli, president of MS Open Tech, said, “We are committed to fostering Chinese innovation. Our new subsidiary will offer more flexibility to iterate and release open source software created in China, participate in existing open source and open standards efforts, and collaborate with the community of open source developers in China.”
MS Open Tech insists that is helping developers reach more people in more ways across multiple devices by engaging with a variety of standards organizations such as DMTF, ECMA, IETF, OASIS, W3C, ISO/IEC and…
…. open source communities…
…. including Apache Cordova, Apache Qpid, Blink, Cocos2D, Doctrine, Drupal, Joomla, JQuery, MongoDB,Mozilla, Node.js, Ogre3D, Outercurve, Redis, Symfony, WebKit and WordPress.