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

Martin Thwaites monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
Fri Sep 6 17:34:06 UTC 2013

There is a specific exclusion in the EULA that says you can't use it port
it to a "Non-Windows" operating system.

I think there will always be a slight issue with a "Cross Platform" .NET as
there are too many things that have hook-ins to specific MS Technologies
outside of .NET.

I agree though, open sourcing the core libraries, holding back some
specifics that key into their technologies specifically (IIS comes to
mind), would be a big positive move.

The reality is though, it would never be termed ".NET for Linux" or be
backed by MS, so major companies will always be apprehensive about running
those production sites on Linux.
On Sep 6, 2013 6:20 PM, "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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