ETH Zurich, Microsoft Release New Barrelfish OS

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Silmarunya

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[citation][nom]plznote[/nom]Microsoft? Open Source?What an oxymoron..[/citation]

Not really, they made quite a few open source products and donate to a huge number of open source projects. Which is of course understandable, as having open standards on top of your own closed source empire makes the life of your devs far easier.
 

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[citation][nom]Silmarunya[/nom]Not really, they made quite a few open source products and donate to a huge number of open source projects. Which is of course understandable, as having open standards on top of your own closed source empire makes the life of your devs far easier.[/citation]

Perhaps you could name these 'quite a few open source products' and 'huge number of open source projects'. If you look at the major contributors to open source, microsoft is a tiny player.

http://dltj.org/article/company-contributions-to-open-source/
for the linux kernel, microsoft isn't even listed.

Google has a 'summer of code' and it is all open source. What does microsoft have?
 

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[citation][nom]jeffunit[/nom]Perhaps you could name these 'quite a few open source products' and 'huge number of open source projects'. If you look at the major contributors to open source, microsoft is a tiny player.http://dltj.org/article/company-co [...] en-source/for the linux kernel, microsoft isn't even listed.Google has a 'summer of code' and it is all open source. What does microsoft have?[/citation]

Try http://www.microsoft.com/opensource/directory.aspx

Some of their linux contributions involve Hyper-V support in the linux kernel, allowing for better virtual linux servers in a hyper-v environment.
 
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