eWeek is reporting that Microsoft is considering joining the Open AJAX Initative underway on Eclipse and Apache.
Havingseen what can happen when IBM teamed with Microsoft on standardizingWeb services, this would be a terrific thing if it happened (IMHO).
Brian Goldfarb, lead product manager for Web Platform and Tools atMicrosoft, said the software giant is open to having a dialogue withthe group of companies pursuing an open-standards approach to AJAX.
Rod Smith, vice president of Internet technologies at IBM, whichstarted the OpenAJAX effort, told eWEEK at the AJAX Experienceconference here that the group extended an invitation to Microsoftbased on the work the company has done with Atlas. Smith said the groupextended an invitation to Microsoft not only to join the OpenAJAXgroup, as 13 companies did earlier this week, but also to attend atwo-day meeting of the group to be held next week here.
"OpenAJAX is definitely an interesting development, and anycooperation in the community is always goodness for developers,"Goldfarb said.
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