Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a TimeAug 26, 2016, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)
To say that Microsoft and open source have a rocky history would be an understatement. This is the company that once famously called Linux "a cancer" and had been in the habit of attempting to discourage enterprise adoption of Linux with not-so-veiled threats of patent litigation and by sowing what the open source community came to call FUD, for "fear, uncertainty and doubt." There are many who remember the bad ol' days and still aren't ready to greet Microsoft with open arms. More and more, however, they're in the minority.
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