Opening .NET

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Scott Guthrie's blog entry "Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries" details how Microsoft are finally going to allow access to the .NET framework source code without having to resort to using Lutz Roeder's fantastic Reflector utility - under the terms and conditions of the Microsoft Reference License.

To their credit, Microsoft are not claiming that this is an open source license; although naturally some on Slashdot are seeing this as further proof of that Microsoft == Satan (you'll find the discussion here: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/03/1626209&from=rss)

Anyway, it does look being yet another compelling reason to move to Visual Studio 2008 when it finally gets released (along with .NET Framework 3.5 support, and the ability to target .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5 from within the same IDE - about time too...)


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