Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jun 2008 18:09 UTC, submitted by wakeupneo
.NET (dotGNU too) "It's official: Microsoft will not accept any external code contributions to its planned Dynamic Language Runtime, which will run Microsoft's new scripting languages for the web and Silverlight content on .NET. Microsoft will, though, continue to accept source-code contributions to its slowly emerging implementation of Ruby for .NET, IronRuby. Contributions are helping to build IronRuby and shepherd the language towards the first-full release. The Register has learned, meanwhile, that Microsoft will start accepting external contributions to its other great scripting language project, putting Python on .NET - IronPython - in the "near future". The promise by Microsoft IronRuby lead John Lam comes nearly a year after the topic was first raised. The reason Microsoft decided to leave the DLR closed, despite taking contributions to the languages that will run inside it, is to protect itself from unwanted licenses and IP claims."
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to bad...
by Nex6 on Fri 13th Jun 2008 19:10 UTC
Nex6
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2005-07-06

:(

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RE: to bad...
by sukru on Fri 13th Jun 2008 20:42 in reply to "to bad..."
sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

Well not as bad as having everything closed. Currently you can get the source in MS-Pl, which is a free/open source license (approved by FSF, and OSI). But I'd prefer a true "open" project myself (as in external commits possible). It would had been a turning point for Microsoft. But changes takes a while (even Fedora was able to be truly open in only the 8th release).

However, I think Microsoft is being a very scared cat here. They've been known to many patent lawsuits lately (I think which cost them more than a $1B total). They just want to be as safe as possible. (I think they don't need to be). I mean, look at the irony: MS is scared of IP threats in .Net, while Gnome is including Mono projects.

Anyways, I'll be watching for future progress on the issue.

Edited 2008-06-13 20:54 UTC

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RE[2]: to bad...
by segedunum on Fri 13th Jun 2008 23:21 in reply to "RE: to bad..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

It would had been a turning point for Microsoft. But changes takes a while (even Fedora was able to be truly open in only the 8th release).

You honestly believe this will actually happen, and you're really trying to compare this to Fedora?

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