Microsoft has joined the Linux foundation. The maker of Windows Operating System (OS) announced the decision at the company's online developers' event, Connect 2016, with a powerful tagline: "Any developer, any application, any platform."
After fighting the Linux revolution for a long time and avoiding open source software and code, Microsoft decided to join the growing community. The Redmond-based company has been openly professing its love for the popular OS and platform for the past couple of years but took the relationship to the next level by signing up with the Linux Foundation. Incidentally, Microsoft chose the Platinum partnership, which costs $500,000 annually, reported Venture Beat. As part of the partnership, John Gossman, the architect on the Microsoft Azure team, will sit on the foundation's Board of Directors. He will also help underwrite projects.