Microsoft Gives 20K Lines of Driver Code to Linux Community

by admin July 21, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Microsoft gives driver code under GPlv2 license

Microsoft is the largest software maker on the planet and counts among its offerings the most popular operating system and the most popular productivity software suite. There are challengers to Microsoft on both those categories, but the Redmond firm reigns supreme.

Today Microsoft has announced that it is releasing about 20,000 lines of device driver code directly to the Linux community. The code includes three Linux device drivers and has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree.

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