Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft launched a new round of major changes. One of the major changes in corporate culture and strategy is to gradually embrace open source from Linux and even hope to continue to increase its contribution to promoting the rapid development of the Linux ecosystem.
Driven by Nadella, Microsoft is now a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation; in the latest move, Microsoft hopes to join the Linux-distros and oss-security mailing lists. Through these mailing lists, developers of Linux distributions can report and coordinate security issues and flag the level of danger and whether the vulnerability has been made public.
This application was created by Sasha Levin if it would allow the Redmond-based software giant to participate in private discussions on vulnerabilities and ongoing security issues. One of the criteria for membership is to have a Unix-like distribution that uses open source components. Levin mentions Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 and Azure Sphere, which are still in public preview and are expected to be officially launched in 2020. Levin is an active contributor to the Linux kernel. He also pointed out that Microsoft’s Linux distribution is not based on releases from members such as Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Red Hat, and Chrome OS.