Microsoft Supports WordPress

Now using Microsoft Web Application Installer beta, you can install products such as WordPress and Drupal. The Web Application Installer Beta is designed to help get you up and running with the most widely used Web Applications freely available for your Windows Server. Web AI provides support for popular ASP.Net and PHP Web applications including Graffiti, DotNetNuke, WordPress, Drupal, OSCommerce and more. With just a few simple clicks, Web AI will check your machine for the necessary pre-requisites, download these applications from their source location in the community, walk you through basic configuration items and then install them on your computer.

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Web AI provides support for popular ASP.Net and PHP Web applications including Graffiti, DotNetNuke, WordPress, Drupal, OSCommerce and more. With just a few simple clicks, Web AI will check your machine for the necessary pre-requisites, download these applications from their source location in the community, walk you through basic configuration items and then install them on your computer.

As Matt Asay writes on his Open Road blog, “while this doesn’t technically make Microsoft a distributor of these open-source ‘bits’, it comes pretty darn close.”

While it’s good to see Microsoft recognising yet more open source projects, as it has done with Apache and JQuery, it is still worrying to see that the behind the scenes Microsoft’s lawyers have still not toned down talk of suing open source companies for “patent infringements”.

In an interview with CNet, Microsoft intellectual property lawyer, Horacio Gutierrez, issued veiled threats that if companies such as Red Hat didn’t sign licensing agreements with Microsoft along the lines of the Novell pact, court action could be in their future: “If every effort to license proves not to be fruitful, ultimately we have a responsibility to customers that have licenses and to our shareholders to ensure our intellectual property is respected,” he said.

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7 Comments

  1. Most countries in the third world never respects intellectual property rights. piracy is so rampant in asian countries.';*

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  2. intellectual property is not observed by poor countries in the third world, in fact they like piracy`';

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  3. intellectual property is always a concern these days because of the very fast update in technology~:;

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  4. in China, they do not respect intellectual property at all. too many software and movie pirates out there .~,

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  6. Great article! I’m also likely to write a blog article relating to this… cheers

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