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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12 years 45 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago


A critical view

A critical view of this on groklaw:
(I tried several times to submit this as story, but it seems to be blocked.)

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12 years 45 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago


Microsoft can smell what the GNU is cooking.

Of course they're still trying to take advantage and preserve as much of their anti-FOSS ego as they can under the circumstances, but this can be seen as a "defeatist sigh" from Microsoft.

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12 years 45 weeks 19 hours 30 min ago


This is a Linux issue

This is a Linux issue, not a GNU issue. I don't believe that the license of this modification has any concern to the GNU project. I say this for the sake of correctness: if we want people to use the GNU/Linux name for the sake of correctness, then we should also be strict in knowing where the GNU name applies.

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