.NET Source Code To Be Released

Mr. Guthrie announced on his blog about the release of source code for the next version of the .NET Framework, v3.5.  This will be a great boon for programmers as it will allow for debugging of code just as other vendors do.  There was a bunch of comments from others about the fact that MSFT is releasing this under the Microsoft Reference License (MS-RL).

This is the comment that I liked…

So they encourage you to report things to them rather than distributing a patch yourself. So what? Trolltech does this, MySQL does this, Sun does this, Mozilla does this; in fact virtually every significantly-sized open source project encourages you to fix problems through their own channels rather than throwing a patch around yourself. It’s just good sense.

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