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O'Reilly Network: Why O'Reilly and .NET?

Jun 03, 2001, 20:00 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dale Dougherty)

The obvious answer to this question might be "because O'Reilly is a publisher and detects a lucrative market," but this column takes the time to look at the interaction between .NET and open source:

"Tim O'Reilly and I were most surprised at a recent Open Source meeting by remarks from Miguel de Icaza (of Gnome and Ximian) who said that .NET's qdevelopment environment was terrific -- state of the art. He liked C# and has begun working in this environment. He believes there is growing interest in the open source community "embracing and extending" .NET rather than competing with it. In short, the IDE, C#, the common runtime library, and the interfaces are well thought out and very useful. It's the best of breed."

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