Microsoft appears to be open sourcing PowerShell

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PowerShell is an automation platform and scripting language for Windows and Windows Server that allows you to simplify the management of your systems. It appears now, though, that Microsoft may be making moves to open sourcing the scripting language.

As seen above, the move was noticed by both Tom Hounsell and WalkingCat on Twitter. Like the photo in the tweet proves, Tom noticed a message in the package metadata stating, “PowerShell is an open-sourced, cross platform, scripting language and rich object shell.”

No official announcements have not yet been made from Microsoft, but once one happens we will be here to cover it for you. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @OnMSFT, when we bring you the news. Also, and as always, be sure to drop us a comment below to let us know your thoughts on what this means for the future of PowerShell.