Posted Jul 24, 2009 10:37 UTC (Fri) by NRArnot (subscriber, #3033)
Parent article: In brief
A political comment.
Microsoft wants Linux to run under Hyper-V, but does the Linux community want that? Personally I'd like to see this code refused entry to the Linux kernel tree. My grounds would be that Microsoft's strategy has always been "extend, embrace, extinguish". We should not help them with the embrace. We should help end users run Microsoft O/Ses under Linux or other GPL'ed hypervisors, not help Microsoft put Linux somewhere that they can cause it harm. We want Linux (or other free software) to control the bare metal in the server farm, not Microsoft.
Anyone who REALLY wants linux under Hyper-V can always patch their kernel with MS's code.