Thursday, 7 May 2009

.NET Micro Framework code to be given to the community?

Rumor, has it that Microsoft is planning to give the source code for the .NET Micro Framework to the community and shall be withdrawing from this business. As for the financial business model it is said that royalties will be terminated and the porting kit will be made available free of charge.

Microsoft will however carry on supporting existing customers as well as hold on to their lifecycle support pledge. New customers, wanting to sport their devices with the .NET Micro Framework are then to be supported by the community.

The question is (if the rumor is true): Are we looking at the beginning of the end of the .NET Micro Framework or will this blow new life in to it? And I guess only the exisiting community around the .NET Micro Framework can give the answer to this.

So long and thanks for all the fish!

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