Tuesday, 17 November 2009

.NET Micro Framework open sourced under Apache 2.0 license

Hi folks,

good news for all people interested in .NET Micro Framework. It's moving forward again.
It's all over town already - but now it's official.

Microsoft to Open Source the .NET Micro Framework

Concerning Peter Galli (Open Source Community Manager for Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group) it was announced yesterday on the PDC that .NET Micro Framework will be available under under Apache 2.0 license. Unfortunately the source for the Cryptography library and the TCP/IP stack will not be disclosed.
Let's see how Microsoft will support the community in future.

What's your opinion on the future of .NET Micro Framework - is there a market / product out there for this cool piece of technology?

Let me here your voice ...

1 comment:

Andy said...

Hi Peter,
just stumbled around this post. YOU ASK ME TO RAISE MY VOICE?
M$s move is bullsxxt and most probably some people will be tricked by them as always.
Re-license some code as open source - but delivering really essential code parts only as binary code is not what I understand as "free". Yeah you could pay the other company for - haha open source.
Just my five cents on that. Keep on the good posts - EB team.