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Microsoft President: We Were 'On the Wrong Side of History' About Open Source

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From: Christopher M.
Date: Mon 18th May 2020, 6:57am
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An interesting article, and readers' comments, here:

  https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Microsoft-Pres-On-Open-Source

Historical reference:

  https://slashdot.org/story/01/06/01/1658258/ballmer-calls-linux-a-cancer

Microsoft President: We Were 'On the Wrong Side of History' About Open Source

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From: Lee dB.
Date: Mon 18th May 2020, 9:51pm
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It's been really interesting watching Microsoft's transformation over the past decade in 
particular, and how central open source has been to that transformation. It seems to be that 
at least half of the services in Azure seem to be at least somewhat based on open source. I 
wonder if that's had a trickle down effect where many organisations are using more open source 
than they ever have before - and don't even necessarily realise it?

Microsoft President: We Were 'On the Wrong Side of History' About Open Source

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From: Christopher M.  O.P.
Date: Tue 19th May 2020, 7:15am
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"Lee de Byl" <10*0*8*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:

> It's been really interesting watching Microsoft's transformation over the past decade in 
> particular, and how central open source has been to that transformation. It seems to be that 
> at least half of the services in Azure seem to be at least somewhat based on open source. I 

Yes, it's been an interesting few years,  with Microsoft buying GitHub and IBM buying RedHat, MS providing 
WSL, and both of them contributing new software and improvement s back to the open-source world (such as 
MS's Visual Code editor).

My prediction is that MS will stop development of their own operating system kernels, and move their 
Windows-10, Windows-11, graphical interfaces to sit on top of the Linux kernel.
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