Microsoft has been doing a lot of very non-MS things lately -- giving away Win 10, opening their design channels to user input, etc. It's clear that, while many things stay the same at MS, there is definitely a new attitude. That's the only thing which makes the above headline anything besides complete bullshit. Hopefully these changes will bleed over to the dev side too. http://www.wired.com/2015/04/microsoft-open-source-windows-definitely-possible/ Too long to post the whole article. It's from Wired though, so you can click without worry.