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 rainman on Fri 18th Jan 2008 07:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No use for mono right?"
rainman
Member since:
2007-05-22

this is as free as GPL'd software is


A bold statement indeed. Let's see now...

The Microsoft Reference License allows you to:
* read the source code

The GNU General Public License allows you to:
* read the source code
* modify the source code
* include portions of the source code in other software
* redistribute the original source code
* distribute modified copies of the source code

The GPL may impose some restrictions, but comparing it to the MS-RL is just ridiculous.

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RE[4]: No use for mono right?
by sorpigal on Fri 18th Jan 2008 14:14 in reply to "RE[3]: No use for mono right?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

I think you misunderstand the post to which you replied. He said " As it is now open-source (!free: this is as free as GPL'd software is)", which I think was meant to be read as "As it is now open source, though not free in the GPL'd software definition of free."

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