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Microsoft must finish the job of opening .Net

InfoWorld - As you will have read elsewhere, Microsoft has announced that much of .Net will become open source, hosted at the .Net Foundation. It has also announced it will support both Linux and Mac OS X. Since it is using the old and minimalist MIT license (which has no patent terms included), there is also a patent pledge. In addition, the company is introducing full-featured no-cost versions of its developer tools, though they remain proprietary; the Visual Studio Community license won’t even allow it to be used for enterprise application development.