In yet another attempt to let everyone contribute to Windows, Microsoft has decided to make the source code available for Windows calculator on GitHub. Microsoft has realized over the years that the open-source community brings a lot of talent with it, as well as an endless supply of unique ideas and enhancements that their software could benefit from.
With this, Microsoft can tap into the unlimited potential provided by the minds of the people to come up with new interface options, new themes, new features, and everything else that could make the simple application even better as it grows with future versions of the Windows OS. This also allows Microsoft to focus on more important features of Windows, making the scope of Windows development much wider, and helps to strengthen 3rd party integrations all the same.
This could significantly change the direction of Windows and future OS releases, as well as device ventures coming from Microsoft as it takes on a more open approach to things like this, feeling more and more like Linux than anything else and developing a much closer relationship with the community that uses their software.
You can find the source code here on GitHub, along with details of where Microsoft plans to go with its calculator in the future.