Microsoft se transforme en corporation open source, alors on a droit à une version gratuite de Windows.
Microsoft open sources more of its .Net technologies
Microsoft has open-sourced a number of its developer tools and technologies in recent years. The company has released under various open source licenses the bulk of ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, Entity Framework, SignalR, VS Web Essentials, the Azure software development kit and more.
With Free Version of Windows, Microsoft Gives In to the Google Way
Google offers free OSes to computer and phone makers as a way of driving the use of its search engine and countless other web services, and now, Microsoft is at least experimenting with the idea.
Microsoft Is Suddenly a New Company. But Is It Too Late ? | WIRED
On Tuesday, at its annual developer conference in San Francisco, the software giant unveiled a free version of its Windows operating system — a seismic shift in strategy that never would have happened under ex-boss Steve Ballmer — and a day later, the company made an even more remarkable move in open sourcing many of its software development tools and programming languages, freely sharing the underlying code with the world at large.
The .NET Foundation is starting with 24 .NET open source projects under its stewardship, including the newly announced .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”) as well as the ASP.NET family of projects, both open sourced by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech). Xamarin contributed six open source .NET projects including the very popular Mailkit and Mimekit projects.
The current project list includes:
.NET API for Hadoop WebClient .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”)
.NET Map Reduce API for Hadoop .NET Micro Framework
ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET SignalR
ASP.NET Web API ASP.NET Web Pages
Composition (MEF2) Entity Framework
Linq to Hive MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework)
OWIN Authentication Middleware Rx (Reactive Extensions)
Web Protection Library Windows Azure .NET SDK
Windows Phone Toolkit WnsRecipe
Couchbase for .NET Mailkit
Ils auraient dû faire ça en 1999, à l’époque il y avait encore des raisons pour s’intéresser à eux. Maintenant _#les_jeux_sont_faits_ .