Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation

In a move that would have been viewed ten years ago as hell freezing over, but seems only moderately remarkable now, Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation.

Colorful metaphors aside, contrary to popular notions in the free software world, Microsoft has been very active in open source in recent years, including its longtime sponsorship of the Outercurve Foundation, its contributions to the Linux kernel, and its recent move to join the Eclipse Foundation.  This may give some credence to last year’s report that an open source release of Windows is possible.

 

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