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Microsoft Buries Old Animosity by Joining Linux Foundation

In a move that would have been unthinkable a decade ago, Microsoft today announced it is becoming a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation. As a Platinum member, Microsoft will provide $500,000 a year to the Linux Foundation and pledges to support the group’s open-source and Linux efforts.

Microsoft has been moving incrementally toward embracing Linux and open source over the last eight years, though the interaction with the Linux community initially was somewhat hostile.