Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Jan 2008 15:27 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
.NET (dotGNU too) "Last October I blogged about our plan to release the source code to the .NET Framework libraries, and enable debugging support of them with Visual Studio 2008. Today I'm happy to announce that this is now available for everyone to use. Specifically, you can now browse and debug the source code for the following .NET Framework libraries."
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RE[3]: No use for mono right?
by sj87 on Thu 17th Jan 2008 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No use for mono right?"
sj87
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2007-12-16

Non-GPL, and pretty much useless :/

Not quite useless. As it is now open-source (!free: this is as free as GPL'd software is), we can look forward to a new round of system attacks thanks to the visible security holes.


"Open Source" does not mean that the code is available somewhere around the net but reproducing or even looking at it is illegal. .NET's distribution license isn't even near an open source one.

Edited 2008-01-17 21:24 UTC

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RE[4]: No use for mono right?
by aesiamun on Thu 17th Jan 2008 21:36 in reply to "RE[3]: No use for mono right?"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

I believe if the source is open to reading then it might be open source...not Open Source, definitely not Free Software, but it is still open source...

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RE[5]: No use for mono right?
by sorpigal on Fri 18th Jan 2008 14:12 in reply to "RE[4]: No use for mono right?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

This kind of subtle capital/lower case distinction is dangerous, please avoid. Say that it is source-visible, or source-available. To say it is open source, even if you don't say Open Source, is to imply that it meets the Open Source Definition. Though we should all be used to case sensitivity by now the relaxed nature of online written communication is such that it is far more likely to be assumed that you are being slightly careless with your shift key then it is to be assumed that you mean source that is merely visible.

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