Microsoft has become a member of the Linux Foundation

The confrontation between Windows and Linux has lasted for more than 20 years, although the majority of this opposition exists only for a very specific and not very numerous category of users.

Yesterday Microsoft quietly took it and joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member, which means that the Redmond giant each year will be allocated to the development of the project half a million dollars. Except Microsoft to the list of platinum members of the organization includes Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Huawei, IBM, Intel and others.

In principle, such a move by Microsoft can not be called unexpected, since the last time the company made significant progress in the issue of support FOR open source. For example, the presented tools .NET Core 1.0.

Cooperation with the Linux Foundation, according to Microsoft, will help the company to provide customers with open, flexible and intelligent tools and cloud services. The whole theme of cloud technologies goes through the whole press release dedicated to the organization, which again shows the changes in recent years with one of the most influential companies in the IT market.

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