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It's Official: Microsoft Becomes Premium Sponsor of the Open Source Initiative

Sep 27, 2017, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

OSI's main goal is to promote open source technologies and software projects through education and collaboration, as well as through infrastructure. Without organizations like Open Source Initiative, the entire Open Source movement would have no chance to be a success and evolve to become a first-class citizen in the software industry where proprietary is still winning. And now, Microsoft joins OSI in an effort to promote Open Source software even further. According to OSI, Microsoft is a leading contributor to Open Source software projects hosted on the popular GitHub development platform, web-based version control repository, and code hosting service. Its contributions to the Open Source community are well-known, including collaborations with Canonical on a custom Ubuntu kernel for Azure, as well as the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

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