The company is expanding its participation in open source endeavors, no longer believes Linux is a 'cancer'
Microsoft has made public its embrace of open source, evolving from being essentially a proprietary software company to getting involved in multiple open source efforts. These have included participating in the Apache Software Foundation
and forming the CodePlex open source project hosting site and the Outercurve Foundation (formerly CodePlex Foundation)
to bridge open source and business communities. In 2012, the company unveiled Microsoft Open Technologies,
a subsidiary focused on advancing Microsoft's investment in open source, standards and interoperability.