This week, we posted two solid interviews. The first is with Shawn Burke, a Director in Microsoft’s .NET Developer Platform group. The second is with Mark Gross, an engineer in the Open Source Technology center at Intel Corporation. Shawn really helped to open our eyes to the process that Microsoft uses for building software. You can read distilled highlights from the interview here, but I strongly encourage you to read the entire interview. Mark Gross was equally illuminating regarding Linux kernel development. Again, it was great to peel back the covers and get insight into how the kernel is put together. A distillation is coming, but the full transcript is a good read.
We have many more interviews in the can, and we’ll be posting them up on a regular basis going forward. I’d like to thank everyone in the open and closed source communities for being willing to talk to us. The conversations are helping us greatly as we perform our investigation.