Linked by Drumhellar on Sat 5th Apr 2014 11:08 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too)

At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that it was open sourcing a wide array of its .NET libraries and related technologies and creating a group, the .NET Foundation, to oversee the development and stewardship of the open source components.

Perhaps the highlight of the announcement today was that the company will be releasing its Roslyn compiler stack as open source under the Apache 2.0 license. Roslyn includes a C# and Visual Basic.NET compiler, offering what Microsoft calls a "compiler as a service".

This is more than just a code dump - Microsoft is launching the .NET Foundation, with representatives from Microsoft, GitHub, and Xamarin, among others, to act as stewards for the various related open source projects.

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RE: Xamarin
by BeamishBoy on Sat 5th Apr 2014 20:15 UTC in reply to "Xamarin"
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What impact does this have on those guys who developed MONO?


A potentially massive one. However, it's unclear precisely what Xamarin and Microsoft are up to at the moment. Xamarin are making incredible strides towards making .NET fully portable (you can now write apps for iOS and Android in C# or F# using Xamarin Studio) and Microsoft are embracing Xamarin tightly enough to give rise to constant rumours of a buyout.

Regardless of how the Microsoft/Xamarin relationship goes, this is really, really good news for anyone interested in .NET.

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