Microsoft has made the source code of ASP.NET MVC available at code plex.This is definitely for the first time that Microsoft allow external developers to submit patches and code contributions for Microsoft owned stack. This sounds strange, but Microsoft development team will review for potential inclusion in the products (promise of Scott Gu ). In my opinion, this is exactly the step which can improve innovative cycle of the community. Everybody can contribute and provide new features. But, there is a powerful instance which is responsible to take a care about the quality.
Is that the step forward to get a real Open Source company? It might be, but we should not forget, the Windows Division, which follows often different set of rules.
Apr 10 2012, 09:59