July 27, 2009, 1:50 pm
Last week, Microsoft contributed Hyper-V drivers to the Linux kernel in order to improve the performance of running virtualized Linux guests in a Windows host environment. Furthermore, Microsoft opened its Linux Hyper-V drivers under the GPL. There was a lot of controversy within the OSS community about Microsoft's motives and opinions varied tremendously. Some thought Microsoft was finally changing its ways and others suggested the whole thing was all a marketing ploy to sell more licenses of the Hyper-V virtualization solution.