Is Microsoft distancing from GPL Linux drivers?

Microsoft hasn’t followed through with necessary updates and fixes required by the community, according to Greg Kroah-Hartman, who chided a number of driver-code contributors for not doing the necessary work to get their code in shape. But he singled Microsoft out with following words on later’s participation since announcement of GPL plans: “hv (Microsoft Hyper-V) drivers. Over 200 patches make up […]

Microsoft hasn’t followed through with necessary updates and fixes required by the community, according to Greg Kroah-Hartman, who chided a number of driver-code contributors for not doing the necessary work to get their code in shape. But he singled Microsoft out with following words on later’s participation since announcement of GPL plans:

“hv (Microsoft Hyper-V) drivers. Over 200 patches make up the massive cleanup effort needed to just get this code into a semi-sane kernel coding style (someone owes me a bit bottle of rum for that work!) Unfortunately the Microsoft developers seem to have disappeared, and no one is answering my emails. If they do not show back up to claim this driver soon, it will be removed in the 2.6.33 release. So sad…”

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