[kwlug-disc] Microsoft .NET Micro Open Sourced ...

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Nov 17 14:29:24 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 11/16/2009 8:41 PM:
>  Another surprise from Microsoft: they made .NET Micro open source under
>> the Apache license.
> If I understand you correctly, anyone can thus put a .net interpreter on
> their mobile (or any other?) device without licensing fees to MS.

I think so.

> Does .net content have a significant presence in the mobile market /
> content, or only on Windows Mobile devices?

I think that is the idea: regardless of whether it is popular or not now,
they want more adoption of it, and hate the fact that Java is dominant on
the mobile phone. They are perhaps pandering to the .NET developers and
saying "You already know it on the desktop, use it for mobile devices too".
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
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