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Open source is a thriving part of Microsoft’s global works. And, the company’s open source journey has been neither as abrupt nor unexpected as it may have appeared. Microsoft is now an accepted big player in the open source space, but just a few years ago such a role for the software giant, seemed inconceivable. Many people were thus surprised when Microsoft emerged from its market lead as a proprietary software maker to make a move towards open source in a big way. Although the company’s story is remarkable, its open source journey has been neither as abrupt nor unexpected as it may have appeared. “Despite perception, Microsoft has been doing open source for quite a while. At first, it was experimental pieces here and there but abo…

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