VMware joins the Linux Foundation

It’s not a secret that VMware has a special attraction for Linux. Unfortunately the sentiment in these years didn’t seem reciprocal:

With much irony, now that it’s guided by a former Microsoft general, this relationship is improving so much that VMware is even welcome as member of the Linux Foundation.

The company didn’t unveil its plans for Linux, but there’s a remote chance that VMware could open the source of one of its products, Server, now that its flagship hypervisor ESX is free.