Microsoft Plans Shared Source .NET: Tim O’Reilly, Rael Dornfest, and David Sims interview Dave Stutz from Microsoft on their shared source plans for the .NET framework. I found it very difficult to discern what, exactly, my rights as a developer would be under shared source from Stutz’s answers to the interview questions. It’s interesting that Microsoft is going to implement .NET on FreeBSD rather than on Linux due to philosophical problems they have with the GPL. I’m operating under the assumption that this is simply an attempt by Microsoft to weaken Linux as the dominant open source operating system player and increase divisiveness in the open source community over licensing.