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Microsoft open-sources the .NET compiler

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Beware of geeks bearing gifts.
-40hz (April 15, 2014, 03:10 PM)
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Ha ha ha  ;D

Until we see the actual license it's released under - and precisely what code is being released - I'm going to reserve judgement.
-40hz (April 15, 2014, 05:55 AM)
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It won't be as open as FOSS wants it to be to be 'open'.
-wraith808 (April 15, 2014, 10:13 AM)
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You can see the projects that are part of this announcement here:
At least some of these were already released as open source, such as the ASP.NET MVC project.

The few projects I looked at seem to be released under the Apache license.  So they look to be truly open source, not just "source available".

Maybe they're getting ready to lower the boom on Mono
-40hz (April 15, 2014, 03:10 PM)
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Some of the projects that are part of this announcement were contributed by Xamarin, a company formed by Miguel De Icaza (the originator of the Mono project) to develop Mono, so I think that undermining Mono probably shouldn't be expected (at least not by this initiative).


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