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Microsoft .NET going OpenSource

 
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I just came across this very, rather very big announcement:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/12/microsoft-takes-net-open-source-and-cross-platform/?ncid=tcdaily

Seems like a big news to me. Curious to know how the Linux / JVM community sees this?
 
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I don't see it going open source as a big deal, just as I didn't (and don't) think Java being open source is a big deal.

.Net running on Linux is interesting; that certainly widens its appeal as a deployment platform. I wonder how much Windows Server business Microsoft will lose as a result of that.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
.Net running on Linux is interesting; that certainly widens its appeal as a deployment platform. I wonder how much Windows Server business Microsoft will lose as a result of that.



I was in fact referring to that exact point of .NET running on Linux. So it will now be the clash of the titans .NET/Lunux vs JVM/Linux? Which VM?
 
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When .NET first came out there were people who pointed out its closed-source nature and denigrated it for that. So then there was a project called MONO which was supposed to be a Unix version of .NET (sorry if I don't have all the details right). After that it fell off the radar and I never heard of it again -- which isn't surprising because I wasn't working with either .NET or any form of Unix, but I did read the news and opinions on the web. But googling it now I see it still exists. Is that relevant to anything?
 
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I think the Mono project would now get Microsoft's attention which would help .NET run on Linux.
 
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The decision to support OS X is a curious one, given that it's not much of a deployment platform. It seems that Microsoft acknowledges that OS X (and Apple hardware) is what many developers want to use in their daily work. But I doubt that Apple will return the favor and allow iOS development to happen on Windows :-)
 
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