Microsoft is getting serious about offering SQL Server access from Linux...and your input is being requested. Actually, the request is that you provide your thoughts about Microsoft offering ODBC support for non-Windows platforms (which would provide SQL Server access from Linux) by completing this survey:
The survey is open until March 10th and takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey questions will give you an idea of how broadly Microsoft is thinking about ODBC support for non-Windows platforms.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey...your feedback is much appreciated and will help set the direction for an important initiative within Microsoft.