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Microsoft contributed driver code to the Linux kernel under the GPL v2 license.


Don't hold your breath though. They contributed only 3 drivers and "these three drivers are made specifically for Linux to perform better while being virtualized on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V". But still...


The whole story on OSnews.

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According to The Register, Microsoft was in violation of the GPL (General Public License) on the Hyper-V code it released to open source this week.


After Redmond covered itself in glory by opening up the code, it now looks like it may have acted simply to head off any potentially embarrassing legal dispute over violation of the GPL. The rest was theater.

Edited by ianw1974
edited to fix url :)
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Not surprising. I was expecting something like this, then Microsoft would claim that the kernel had some of Microsoft's closed source code and then try to sue even though they introduced it.

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