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"Microsoft has created its own cut of FreeBSD 10.3"
« on: June 10, 2016, 10:50:51 am »

Microsoft has created its own cut of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.

Jason Anderson, principal PM manager at Microsoft's Open Source Technology Center says Redmond “took on the work of building, testing, releasing and maintaining the image” so it could “ensure our customers have an enterprise SLA for their FreeBSD VMs running in Azure”.

Microsoft did so “to remove that burden” from the FreeBSD Foundation, which relies on community contributions.

Redmond is not keeping its work on FreeBSD to itself: Anderson says “the majority of the investments we make at the kernel level to enable network and storage performance were up-streamed into the FreeBSD 10.3 release, so anyone who downloads a FreeBSD 10.3 image from the FreeBSD Foundation will get those investments from Microsoft built in to the OS.”  (serving the CAD community since 2003)