Monday, April 07, 2014

Microsoft's open sourcing of .Net: The back story | ZDNet

Evidently .Net is still the bet

"I have to admit that I wasn't sure if Microsoft's decision to open source more of .Net would be met by cheers or jeers by those attending Build last week. I was curious if developers might see the move as an indicator that Microsoft no longer considered .Net valuable enough to keep in-house as part of its collection of crown jewels. Most of the devs with whom I spoke at the show seemed upbeat about the move, however.

Hejlsberg told attendees of a press panel during Build that Microsoft is not abandonning .Net.

"We are actively investing in .Net going forward," Hejlsberg said, in response to an audience question as to whether Microsoft was putting .Net on the back burner.

"It's not going away," Hejlsberg said. "We are all in on .Net.""
Microsoft's open sourcing of .Net: The back story | ZDNet
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