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Virtualization: VMware Joins the Linux Foundation

Promises to make more contributions to the Linux community

VMware, which seems to be as far from open source as you can get these days, has joined the Linux Foundation, promising to make more contributions to the Linux community.

It's cultivating the Linux crowd as adoption of Linux expands as a result of its position as a platform for cloud computing and in virtualized environments.

VMware has already kicked in the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI), a paravirtualization interface, as an open specification, collaborated with the Linux kernel community on developing a source-level paravirtualization interface (paravirt-ops) for the Linux kernel.

Last year, it released Open Virtual Machine Tools, the open source implementation of VMware Tools, and createdf the open-vm-tools project.

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