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I don't think it matters. Just look at some of Microsoft's buys: Yammer (Java), Skype (not sure but not .NET), Hotmail (FreeBSD), etc. Traction is the key.

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Nitpick, but Hotmail was Solaris for the backend (which I think was the hardest part to migrate)

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