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The Truth Behind Microsoft’s Contributions To Linux 3.0

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http://techie-buzz.com – A few days back, LWN.net published an article listing the different contributors to the changes in the source code of Linux kernel 3.0. One name on that list that surprised everyone was none other than Microsoft.According to the article, Microsoft has contributed 361 changes/patches to the Linux kernel 3.0, which makes it the seventh largest contributor to the kernel and fifth largest corporate contributor. Naturally this raises the question as to what it going on here. Microsoft has never liked Linux and has always been insisting that Linux violates their patents (although they have never nam (General)