If I recall correctly, FOSS communities never needed the help of Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft was one of the few causing harm with its patents and slowing their development. Microsoft might have come out open-source friendly recently, but I don't believe its stance has changed. The only thing new is that it now knows is it can make money out of FOSS if it doesn't hate it publicly. I wonder what projects/organizations other than Linux and Ubuntu (or canonical in general) it has supported so far.

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