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  • Microsoft's Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company

    Phoronix: Microsoft's Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company

    For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft's subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ech-Comes-Back

  • #2
    Great. Now they only have to make DirectX 12 play nice with SPIR-V.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
      Great. Now they only have to make DirectX 12 play nice with SPIR-V.
      Define play nice. Also, they'd better get Vulkan public bloody fast if they want any compatibility with dx12 to happen except by accident

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      • #4
        gpl is pretty much like a virus

        Originally posted by Qaridarium
        This side do have this advertisement :

        "Microsoft Cloud -> this cloud helps accelerate a cure for cancer"

        This reminds me about this :

        Wikipedia: "Steve Ballmer -> Free and open source software

        He has referred to the free software Linux kernel as a "cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches".[57] Ballmer used the notion of "viral" licensing terms to express his concern over the fact that the GNU General Public License (GPL) employed by such software requires that all derivative software be under the GPL or a compatible license." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ballmer

        anybody who believes that this shit company Microsoft will do anything good to FOSS/GPL software and community are in my point of view just Stupid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupidity
        Ballmer left microsoft and Satya Nadella love open source software.


        and YES, gpl spread like a virus.
        that's why bsd is better for a lot of things.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source...
          Let me guess, the next step is to extend.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Uramekus View Post
            and YES, gpl spread like a virus.
            that's why bsd is better for a lot of things.
            And this is bad how? Viruses spread fast.
            BSD is bad. We see good BSD sample in Apple Mac. They use BSD kernel. Where is BSD today?

            Practically unheard of. I only once came across it. ONCE and I have worked in tech support for quite some years.

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            • #7
              this is scarry

              "and engage in open standards. "

              I don't want to see Microsoft nowhere near "open standards".

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              • #8
                open source - please give us your code, so we can profit from it
                open collaboration - please work with us, so we can swallow you whole
                open standards - let's copy them and make our own instead
                open advocacy within - we'll make our evil plans anyway

                Their next step is owning the hardware.

                Microsoft (and Apple) love BSD'd open source, it's free labor.

                But they hate GPL'd software, because it is about freedom and sharing.

                Shareholders hate sharing.

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                • #9
                  Some people simply can not be satisfied. Microsoft is evil because they do closed source software, and Microsoft is also not allowed around open source stuff. Hypocrisy is strong with some people.

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                  • #10
                    I dont want Charlse Manson around my kids

                    Originally posted by MoonMoon View Post
                    Some people simply can not be satisfied. Microsoft is evil because they do closed source software, and Microsoft is also not allowed around open source stuff. Hypocrisy is strong with some people.
                    End of story.
                    I don't want microsoft around Linux kernel or smth.

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