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]: Fantastic News
by sorpigal on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fantastic News"
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1) Someone used the source code in a way permitted by the licence. They document their findings. What stops the Mono devs using these documents?


Probably nothing, but I doubt it would be useful. The spec is already published so the main advantage would be in documenting MS-specific bugs/oddities. Even if bug-for-bug compatibility were desired that would only have minimal usefulness.

2) Someone in a nation where the licence has no legal standing to document what the code does. Can these documents be used by the Mono devs?


I'm pretty sure that's a "No."

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