[PLUG] Microsoft takes .NET open source and cross-platform

Vikas Tara vik at hamaralinux.org
Tue Nov 18 21:36:17 IST 2014

On 17/11/14 20:47, Sudhanwa Jogalekar wrote:
> News
> NEW YORK — Nov. 12, 2014 — On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. reinforced
> its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open
> sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on
> the Linux and Mac OS platforms.
> More details available here:
> http://news.microsoft.com/2014/11/12/microsoft-takes-net-open-source-and-cross-platform-adds-new-development-capabilities-with-visual-studio-2015-net-2015-and-visual-studio-online/
In other news (not from Microsoft's own PR machine)

"Microsoft opensource some parts of .NET to try and stem the tide of 
industry and developers treating it as a legacy platform".

"Today Microsoft opensourced some small parts of their .NET framework 
and made available a free version of visual studio, whilst announcing to 
the world the the very big headline of opensourcing .NET which they are 
not actually doing in earnest"

"Microsoft also announced that they would finally follow what Java did a 
decade ago and make .Net cross platform. It was later pointed out that 
the term cross platform was used by mistake and they had really intended 
to say - 'a few other platforms like what's that thing the geeks down 
there in the basement use? Lindroid? Roboux? Lindroios?'"

In short, big fanfare, repeated all over the net by the Microsoft PR 
machine. Please excuse the satire if it offends you!

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