Think you know how the Linux kernel is developed? Think again
A Microsoft executive outlines the thinking behind its move and notes it was a key Linux contributor from Novell who first suggested the move.
Open-source development, when it works, perhaps works so well and at such a frenetic pace that no proprietary vendor can hope to compete.
The newest Linux kernel, version 3.3, includes code from Google's Android project. That should help both Android and other Linux-based projects.
Red Hat dominates Linux kernel development, but does Canonical show other ways to contribute?
A licensing issue with its proprietary Linux drives appears to have helped lead to Microsoft's contribution of GPL code to Linux.
Redmond is proving that it can compete with open source on open source's terms by licensing LinuxIC under the GPLv2 license.
Open-source community may be its own worst enemy as it could potentially scare away would-be contributors by criticizing efforts from Adobe, Microsoft, and others.
Among a bevy of Microsoft stories this week, the company is contributing code for inclusion in Linux, thanks to a Novell fellow. Also: Amazon buys Zappos and PayPal gets a new API.