Hyper-V Linux ICs now available under GPLv2

The Hyper-V integration component drivers for Linux have now been formally released under the GPLv2 license.  They are currently available in Greg Kroah-Hartman’s tree (aka, the Linux Driver Project).  These are the Linux drivers for VMBus and for our VMBus based network and storage devices.

We are going to continue to maintain this software – but by making it available under GPLv2 it makes it easier for Linux distribution vendors to include these drivers “out-of-box”.

Also: while Microsoft only supports SLES 10 SP2, SLES 11, RHEL 5.2 and RHEL 5.3 with Windows Server 2008 R2 – this opens up the possibility of running these drivers on other Linux distributions.

You can read more about it here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Jul09/07-20LinuxQA.mspx

Cheers,
Ben