Linux Driver Chief Calls Out Microsoft Over Its Driver Code Submission

Article Source ComputerWorld
September 10, 2009, 3:05 pm

After a kick in the pants from the leader of the Linux driver project, Microsoft has resumed work on its historic driver code submission to the Linux kernel and avoided having the code pulled from the open-source operating system.

Microsoft’s submission includes 20,000 lines of code that, when 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. The submission was greeted with astonishment in July when Microsoft made the announcement, which included releasing the code under a GPLv2 license Microsoft had criticized in the past…

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