Microsoft stuns Linux world, submits source code for kernel

Posted by azerthoth on Jul 20, 2009 6:15 PM EDT
Networkworld; By John Fontana
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In an historic move, Microsoft Monday submitted driver source code for inclusion in the Linux kernel under a GPLv2 license. The code consists of four drivers that are part of a technology called Linux Device Driver for Virtualization. The drivers, once added to the Linux kernel, will provide the hooks for any distribution of Linux to run on Windows Server 2008 and its Hyper-V hypervisor technology. Microsoft will provide ongoing maintenance of the code.

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