The company that was once upon a time berated for being too closeted and cold to developers, seems to have had an open heart surgery under Satya Nadella. Ever since Nadella became CEO of Microsoft, it seems to be a different company altogether. Once upon a time, Microsoft used to hate the very guts of Linux for reasons well known to us. But under Nadella, Microsoft seems to be embracing Linux more and more.
The latest announcement by Microsoft is a step further in that direction. Furthering its mission to work more closely with the developer community, Microsoft is open sourcing PowerShell and making it available on Linux and Mac OS X.
Nadella’s Linux overdrive for Microsoft has got it to release PowerShell on Github under MIT license. Powershell is a proprietary Microsoft platform for scripting and automation. The open sourced Powershell will help developers to port it to Linux and Mac with an alpha build now available on GitHub.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht