[PLUG] Linux Kernel To Get Microsoft Code

steve steve at lonetwin.net
Tue Jul 21 01:42:25 PDT 2009


Arun Khan wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 Jul 2009, Raseel Bhagat wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:48 AM, Devendra Laulkar <
>>
> 
>> > From the article :-
>> >
>> > "In order to provide better support for Linux as a guest OS for
>> > Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization app, Microsoft is contributing
>> > 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux kernel under the
>> > GPL v2 license."
>>
>> Since this move was well- assisted by Greg Kroah-Hartman himself, it
>> looks like a legit move from MS.
> 
> FWIW, this is no different from "driver" code contributed by many other 
> vendors who want the Linux kernel to support "their" product.
> 
Sadly the only sad difference here is M$ /can/ do this, whereas to do something 
similar by linux developers (ie: write windows drivers so that running a M$ OS 
on say Xen, kvm etc is better) would involve signing NDAs at best and hacking 
through windows at the worst.

cheers,
- steve

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