Last week Black Duck Software run by a former Microsoft employee, Doug
Levin, acquired Koders an open source repository and search engine.
Likewise Software, the maker of an open source unified authentication
product was started by some ex-Microsoft employees. Starting as a
proprietary software maker they eventually moved to a open source
development model and have gotten involved with the popular open
source Samba project. Finally, MindTouch an open source wiki developer
is run by ex-Microsoft employees and has seen great success with their
open source project. All the companies mentioned above are run by ex-
Micrsoft employees and all seem to be having decent success in open
source.


http://socializedsoftware.com/2008/0...de-of-redmond/