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Rotor: Shared Source CLI 249

Posted by michael
from the one-rotor-to-bind-them dept.
Oink.NET writes "The O'Reilly Network reports on an unannounced BOF session at BSDCon 2002 regarding Rotor, a shared souce implementation of Microsoft's Common Language Infrastructure that currently runs on Windows and FreeBSD. It relies on a Platform Adaptation Layer, similar to Apache's Portable Runtime, that simplifies porting to other OS's. As to the licensing terms, the Rotor FAQ says "Microsoft intends to provide very liberal non-commercial licensing terms and is interested in gathering community input on the design of the license." Wonder if that includes Slashdot community input..."
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Rotor: Shared Source CLI

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  • by spike666 (170947) on Saturday March 09, 2002 @10:31AM (#3134836) Journal
    yeah right. look around. its more of a community of people who "hate" microsoft, but want to make .NET work outside of Wintel. thereby aiding microsoft in world domination. you also have the legions of microsoft employees who troll and subvert. and then of course the mac fiends. (of which i am one) and somewhere theres the few unix heads who contribute.

    i guess i'm just sick of hearing people who "hate" microsoft helping them by promoting their architecture and systems. to me it is the biggest hypocritical side to slashdot. well other than the subscription gig.
  • Input. (Score:3, Funny)

    by saintlupus (227599) on Saturday March 09, 2002 @10:47AM (#3134872) Homepage
    Wonder if that includes Slashdot community input...

    By which you mean fanatical, Stallmanist screeds about the evils of proprietary software? The written equivalent of storming the castle gates with torches, pitchforks, and not a thought in your head?

    Probably not.

    --saint
  • Re:Input. (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 09, 2002 @10:50AM (#3134875)
    storming the castle gates, or storming The Castle Gates? :)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 09, 2002 @11:18AM (#3134923)
    Asking slashdot what they think of this would be like asking the KKK what they thought of abolishing apartheid.

    Somehow I think they were looking for intelligent informed opinions instead.
  • Great. (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 09, 2002 @01:47PM (#3135232)
    "Rotor is a gzipped tarball weighing in at about 18.5 megabytes (14,000 files and 1.3 million lines of code), so budget plenty of time for the build!"

    Just what i need. 14,000 more files.
  • Re:Why??? (Score:4, Funny)

    by jonabbey (2498) <jonabbey@ganymeta.org> on Saturday March 09, 2002 @02:03PM (#3135258) Homepage

    OSS/FS developers are just waiting for Microsofts and other commercial software vendors to show up with something new that they will embrace and extend. Same with .NET, that's OSS/FS' future...

    Right! OSS/FS developers are just leeches hanging on to other people's innovations. Why, take a look at .NET. A *very* clear rip-off of the whole Java concept and implementation, from VM to language to security model to class libraries. It's so totally obvious that the OSS/FS developers who created .NET were just imitating Sun's innovation here.

    Damn those OSS/FS developers and their non-innovating ways.

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