Microsoft's Linux code contribution - what about patents?
Jul 21, 2009, 00:03 (13 Talkback[s])
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"The actual code that Microsoft is making available are
drivers -- known as loadable kernel modules -- that will enable
Linux to run better on Hyper-V. Specifically, Ramji explained that
the drivers will enable Linux to benefit from Microsoft's
""What we've done in Windows Server 2008 is a system called
'enlightenments,' where the operating system knows whether it's
installed directly on the metal or if it's installed on top of a
virtualization hypervisor," Ramji said. "What we've done in these
Linux device drivers is we've enabled Linux as a guest to run on
top of Hyper-V in exactly the same way that Windows Server