Microsoft’s way of doing things has changed entirely under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.

Over the last few years Microsoft has been one of the biggest open source contributors , for example: by making PowerShell open source, bring it to Linux, expanding SQL Server to run on Linux and open-sourced the engine behind its Edge browser.

In a new move, the company is looking to join the linux-distros and oss-security mailing lists, which are used by representatives from Linux distributions as a private channel where they can report and coordinate on security issues – which one depending on the severity and whether they’ve been disclosed to the public.

If approved would allow the Redmond giant to be part of private discussions on vulnerabilities and ongoing Linux security issues.

Microsoft has made the right choice of embracing Linux to remain relevant in the industry.

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