Releasing Source Code for the .NET Framework

Wed, October 3, 2007, 10:09 AM under dotNET
Huge announcement today: Microsoft is releasing the source code for parts of the .NET Framework (inc. BCL, WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET) under the Ms-RL license which effectively, by my interpretation, means that you can read but you cannot copy or modify.

The cool bit is not that you can just read the framework code in your favourite text editor once you download and accept the license; no, the real goodness is that when you debug your applications with Visual Studio 2008 you will have the option to debug right down into the Framework code (with an autodownload feature from an MSDN server)! Are you still debating the move to VS2008? ;-)

For more details read ScottGu's blog post or listen to ScottHa's podcast or watch ch9 interview with the man that made it happen.