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Software Architecture & Development

Open Source @ Microsoft

On the latest MSDN newsletter was announced new Open Source site. Although BillG and Microsoft are notorious by demanding software to be paid we see dramatic changes in recent years. MS opened a number of sites to host open source projects like GotDotNet, CodePlex, and now this one.  

Having in mind the fact that .NET Framework source code will be open (together with debug symbols) MS is not that evil :), isn't it?

And some facts about business guys (and enterpreneuers ): I read a short news that says that for every $1 income for Microsoft there are $14 for partner ecosystem( here is full story in Bulgarian). Here are similar numbers in English. So from economic standpoint it is not bad to be part of this ecosystem.

So what you think?