[Mono-list] open sourcing all of Microsoft .net
greenboxal at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 17:37:09 UTC 2013
There is no reason to use Microsoft code of the BCL. One of the best
libraries that could be open sourced is WPF, there isn't any UI framework
that works better or that is easier to use than WPF. And with WPF open
source, .Net UI could be really cross-platform without needing any
On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Martin Thwaites <monoforum at my2cents.co.uk>wrote:
> 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
>> On 6 Sep 2013 18:10, "Mike Christensen" <mike at kitchenpc.com> wrote:
>>> I'm pretty sure it already is..
>>> 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?
>>>> 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
>>>> chance to win back the hoards of devs jaded by Microsoft for various
>>>> Has anyone from the mono camp ever tried lobbying them, or aware of any
>>>> efforts? What was the response?
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