Microsoft officially signs on as a Joomla open source code contributor
He makes it sound like Microsoft has never been involved with GNU GPL work before, but, while nothing could be further from the truth -- have you ever seen CodePlex? Nevertheless, Microsoft's involvement with the second largest PHP project in the world is surely a Good Thing.
From Joomla's point of view, the advantages are obvious --like better Microsoft IIS support. Joomla has long been Apache-oriented, but with Microsoft on board, full IIS support shouldn't be far off.
What Microsoft stands to gain is a little more nebulous: it already has Sharepoint Server for enterprise customers, and an open-source ASP.NET CMS called Orchard. My guess is that Microsoft is using Joomla somewhere, either internally or for an as-yet unannounced site.
[via ZDNet. Apologies for not appropriately exclaiming each and every utterance of Joomla!™®© I just can't do it. Incidentally, if anyone knows what the biggest PHP project is, let us know!]