Microsoft's Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 19 April 2015 at 08:07 AM EDT. 28 Comments
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.

In recent times we've seen Microsoft open-source parts of their .NET environment and other key components, start work on an LLVM-based compiler, and commit to various open-source initiatives. A Microsoft Technical Fellow even said one day it's possible to see open-source Windows.

The latest open-source play at Microsoft under Satya Nadella's leadership is bringing the MS Open Tech subsidiary formally back within the organization, establish a Microsoft Open Technology Programs Office, and other efforts to make Microsoft more open and engage in open standards.

More details can be found in this blog post by Jean Paoli, the President of Microsoft Open Technologies.
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