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FOSSers Puzzle Over Significance of Open Source .Net Core

At its Build dev conference last week, Microsoft released a preview of the next version of its .Net Core runtime distribution, fulfilling last fall’s pledge to open source .Net and take it cross-platform for Mac and Linux.

The move is in line with Microsoft’s ambitious plans to have Windows run across all platforms and devices, and have a billion active Windows 10 users by FY 2018.