Robin Harris noted that he might have misinterpreted what happened. There is a blog which explains it here. Yes, Robin is correct, Microsoft does inspire strong reactions.
Allow me to be blunt about it and say not all of them are deserved. The HPC people I have met and spoken with are good people. I don’t agree about some of their directions, but the vision is cool, and it looks correct. Its the details, and fighting things out in the trenches which gets to you after a while.