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Apr 05, 2014, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Microsoft open sources Windows...

...Library for Javascript. Yes, Windows Library for JavaScript is now open source, potentially making it easier for developers working on cross-browser implementations of their software. Sorry, if the headline threw you, but it serves as our April Fools joke the year! Microsoft has been releasing more source code to the public lately, including some very old versions of DOS and Word. Yes, that's MS-DOS 1.1/2.0, not a fancy "new" version such as the MS-DOS 6.22 that fans of Windows 3.1 might remember, and no, it's not really open source, because you don't any rights to edit or redistribute the source code. But many open source fans are hoping this, along with Microsoft's open sourcing of their Roslyn collection of .Net coding tools, is a sign of a step in the right direction.

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