Yesterday (september 27th) Microsoft announced it was buying a israel startup called Gteko. hmm... Gteko.. I've heard that name before. really. It didn't register at first.
The news article in Ynet gave me the lead: Gteko is the company that invested in Codefidence - the local OSS software consultancy run by Gilad Ben Yosef (GBY) who is a prominent figure in the local OSS community.
In the past (and to this day, I guess) Gteko used Codfidence as a subcontractor of sorts. they probably wanted to solidify thier buisness relations - so they invested some capital. Now MS will become an investor in Codfidence by association. How bizarre. I wonder what GBY's take on this is. It probably doesn't mean anything in the short term, But this is interesting (in a sort of man-bites-dog-way).