Microsoft Could One Day Potentially Open-Source Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 3 April 2015 at 09:53 AM EDT. 114 Comments
A Microsoft Technical Fellow has publicly stated that it's "definitely possible" that all or parts of Windows could be open-sourced to better compete with Linux and the like.

Mark Russinovich, who hols the title as a Microsoft Technical Fellow, spoke at ChefCon that it's "definitely possible" for an open-source Windows as we're in an age of a "new Microsoft." Due to IT departments embracing open-source software and more tech start-ups being powered by Linux, there's a need for Microsoft to adapt.

There's no commitment or official plans to make Windows open-source (at least publicly at this point) but it's within the realm of possibilities. More information on Mark's comments from ChefCon can be found via a piece at
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