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Microsoft makes a college try [CNET]

Mar 27, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

CNET's Tiffany Kary reports on Microsoft's announcement that they plan to open certain .NET source code to future developers. Kary writes . . .

“Spooked by the growing popularity of Linux and Java software, Microsoft is opening up its source code to up-and-coming programmers on college campuses.”

“Microsoft said Wednesday that it will share with students more than a million lines of source code — the underlying software blueprint — for its .Net Internet initiative, including the code for its Shared Source CLI implementation, which takes aim at rival programming language Java. The code will be available on the Windows and FreeBSD operating systems . . .”

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