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Microsoft Vows to Fix 'Broken' Code In Open Source Cloud Project

Feb 03, 2012, 13:10 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

"OpenStack, a framework for creating infrastructure-as-a-service cloud networks from pools of virtual servers, is backed by Rackspace, NASA, Citrix, Dell, AMD, Intel, and others. The project attempts to support multiple hypervisors, including VMware and Xen, but one developer handling release management for OpenStack recently suggested removing Hyper-V code, calling it "broken and unmaintained."

"Microsoft, however, said it is "committed to working with the community to resolve the current issues with Hyper-V and OpenStack," according to an IDG News Service article published yesterday. The situation is reminiscent of Microsoft's long project to get Hyper-V drivers into the Linux kernel itself. Microsoft submitted the drivers in 2009 after it was revealed that its use of open source components in a Hyper-V driver violated the GPL free software license. While that project stalled a couple of times, we were just told by Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman this week that the Hyper-V/Linux integration is in good shape."

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