[Mono-list] open sourcing all of Microsoft .net
aaron.oneal at spicypixel.com
Fri Sep 6 18:13:44 UTC 2013
Hi, interesting discussion you started there. :-)
- Which OSS license would you like to see?
- Can you elaborate on how the community and Microsoft would benefit from a more permissive .NET license?
- In what way would Microsoft benefit from a .NET branded Linux port? You mention it would help .NET adoption in those environments, but to what end?
- Why does Mono not already fill this gap? Is it functional? If it's truly just the lack of a big name behind it, then what are the real reasons for a requirement like that? Longevity concerns? Support concerns? There may be ways to satisfy those.
On 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)
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