Microsoft to Allow Access to .Net Source

By Deane Barker on October 3, 2007

Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries: Something got in the water out in Redmond, I think. First the Zune thing from earlier today, now this.

One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them.

Today I’m excited to announce that we’ll be providing this with the .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 release later this year.

We’ll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries […]

Eric Raymond must have finally taken them up on their offer.

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