Microsoft has changed as a company and is becoming more open in the way that we work with and collaborate with others in the industry, in how they listen to customers, and in their approach to the cloud. They have started to contribute and partner with open source communities and promote interoperability to make it easier and less costly for customers to develop and manage mixed IT environments. Recently, they made .NetCore CLR as open source project and there are lots of other projects in open source development. How about open source Windows OS? Sounds crazy right? It is possible according to a Microsoft executive.
During a technology panel session in Silicon Valley, Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, said Open source is “no longer taboo” at Microsoft. When panel moderator Cade Metz asked Russinovich if Windows itself might eventually be made open source, “It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich responded.
“Like I said, it’s a new Microsoft.” The company is having every conversation that could be imagined about what to do with its software and services, he said.
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