Who’s No. 1 in open source? Microsoft!

There are more than 331,000 organizations with employees contributing to open source projects on GitHub, a sign that open source software is eating the world. But in a sign that open source is sending that same world into an early apocalypse, the biggest corporate contributor to open source is Microsoft, according to new GitHub data.


Microsoft, which used to deploy catchy marketing slogans like “Linux is a cancer” and “open source is un-American,” didn’t morph overnight into a cute and cuddly open-source-loving contributor. Rather, the Microsoft that fought open source as an existential threat to its business simply learned to do business in a new, cloudy manner.

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