[Mono-list] open sourcing all of Microsoft .net

Mike Christensen mike at kitchenpc.com
Fri Sep 6 17:21:59 UTC 2013

Ah so it's more of a license issue than "releasing the source" issue.  Yea,
I seriously doubt that will ever happen.  But who knows..

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Andrew Clancy <nite at achren.org> wrote:

> That's not open source, that's readable source, you can't fork it or use
> it, nor merge it with mono & have an official .net framework for linux etc.
> My thoughts are, if we did have this there'd be more appetite/scope to
> implement in .net in corporates and environments where linux and/or java
> rule. Where I work mono isn't an option as there's no other companies of
> our size using it to the scale we use java, but if a Microsoft backed .net
> made it to linux it may be an option (and I'm sure if ms open sourced it
> mono would do most of the work to merge, ms would just need to stamp
> approval)
> On 6 Sep 2013 18:10, "Mike Christensen" <mike at kitchenpc.com> wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure it already is..
>> http://referencesource.microsoft.com/netframework.aspx
>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM, nite <nite at achren.org> wrote:
>>> Has the case ever been made to Microsoft to open source all of .net? It's
>>> heading that way, now even the asp.net stack is open. Not much to lose,
>>> as
>>> it isn't part of their core business, and still not part of their core
>>> windows stack. Loads to gain, massive kudos from the dev community and
>>> the
>>> chance to win back the hoards of devs jaded by Microsoft for various
>>> reasons.
>>> Has anyone from the mono camp ever tried lobbying them, or aware of any
>>> efforts? What was the response?
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