Microsoft started to participate in the development of the Linux kernel

For many will be a big surprise news, which consists in the fact that Microsoft nameryana publish in the main branch of the kernel Linux (main Linux kernel tree) "thousands" of lines of its code. Of course, licensed under the GPLv2 and the blessing of the leaders of open source, "(with the blessing of open-source leaders).

This initiative aims at promoting and better support for linux-platform server virtualization Hyper-V, a relatively new successful product Microsoft.

Previously, Microsoft concluded a partnership agreement with virtualization Linux vendors Novell and Red Hat.
PS:
official press release Microsoft www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Jul09/07-20LinuxQA.mspx
will be issued 20 000 lines of code (device driver code)

20 July 2009 | branch, code, core, kernel, line, linux, microsoft, news, thousand

Microsoft started to participate in the development of the Linux kernel
Microsoft code is not adopted in the Linux kernel in connection with violation of license

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For many will be a big surprise news, which consists in the fact that Microsoft nameryana publish in the main branch of the kernel Linux (main Linux kernel tree) “thousands” of lines of its code.
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