Microsoft details how it will release a shared-source
implementation of C# in conjunction with Corel. Note: the
implementation will be designed for FreeBSD and Windows.
"Microsoft today announced it will work with Corel Corp. to
build a shared source implementation of the C# programming language
and common language infrastructure specifications that it submitted
to ECMA in October 2000. Designed to be used for academic,
research, debugging and learning purposes, the implementation will
run on FreeBSD and Windows and will be published as source code
under Microsoft's Shared Source licensing framework."
"'First, we took the core Microsoft .NET technologies to the W3C
and ECMA standards bodies for standardization. Now, with Corel,
we're creating an implementation under our shared source
philosophy,' said Craig Mundie, senior vice president of Advanced
Strategies at Microsoft. 'This shared source implementation of
these standards demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to open
standards in .NET and will provide a native XML Web services
programming environment across operating systems.'"