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Following developer backlash after the latest Microsoft Store policy update, the company has reverted controversial changes and decided to allow selling apps based on open-source projects.
Microsoft has postponed its decision to ban the sale of open-source apps on the Microsoft Store. The company has clarified it is not against FOSS, and will delay implementation to clarify its intent.
Open-Source code is quite popular as it reduces the software development cycle. However, rampant use of the same is increasing security concerns. Companies must have some policy to deal with risks.
Microsoft recently published on GitHub the source code of Windows 3D Movie Maker, a 27-year-old software for creating 3D animations in pre-rendered environments. It is available under the MIT license.
Google and Microsoft have invested $5 million in OpenSSF's Alpha-Omega Project, where Alpha will work on the most critical OSS projects and Omega will focus on the long tail of OSS projects.
The European Commission has taken the decision to start releasing its software under open source licenses. It believes this will benefit society as others can make use of the code.
The coalition set to lead Germany next month has said it's committed to the concept of Public Money, Public Code. This means that software funded by taxpayers will be released under a FOSS license.
By acquiring jClarity, Microsoft aims to make Azure the go-to platform for Java developers and improve the performance and end-user experience of the apps built on the cloud-computing service.
The anime studio behind the Evangelion movies, said it will be switching to the 3D graphics software, Blender. Khara (the studio) also joined the Blender Foundation's Development Fund.
The organisation behind the world's largest particle accelerator has launched the Microsoft Alternatives project as it looks to move away from Microsoft software in favour of open source alternatives.
Microsoft has become quite the fan of open-source software, and now it's making the Windows 10 Calculator app available for anyone to dive into. Users can learn from and contribute to the code.