Microsoft Wants To Be A Linux Security Developer

Microsoft Wants To Be A Linux Security Developer

The majority of Linux development is open source. About the only exception is security-related defects which are first disclosed to a private distribution group. Microsoft recently asked they be added to this list. Currently, the list is restricted to the developers of Linux distributions (e.g. Red Hat) and a few large vendors (e.g. Amazon Web Services).

Since Microsoft joined The Linux Foundation back in 2016, the company has been making huge strides on their Linux support. They are even including a full Linux kernel with newer versions of Windows. Being a kernel developer, Microsoft feels they should be “in the know” about security issues. It’s likely they’ll be added to the list soon.

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