Growing the family

It’s a boy!  No, no, no not that.  If you’re a SubSonic fan, you may have seen Rob Conery’s blog today with the announcement that he’s accepted an offer to join my team.  I’ve been working with Rob on some projects over the past few months and it’s been nothing but goodness.  I’m super excited about…


OSI Approves Microsoft Shared Source Licenses

On Friday, the OSI approved two of Microsoft’s Shared Source licenses, saying that these licenses satisfied the 10 criteria of Open Sourciness.  As part of the approval, the community suggested we rename the licenses to better reflect their meaning, which has now happened: Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL) -> Microsoft Public License (MS-PL) Microsoft Community License…


The power of simplicity

JFo – who used to work with me on the Windows Forms team before she fled moved do Australia, just posted a video on her blog about the One Laptop Per Child. What a really cool device.  It doesn’t seem to do too much, but that’s not really the point.  From the review, it looks…


Channel 9 Video, more details on Reference Source

Yesterday afternoon I did a Channel 9 video talking about the Reference Source program we announced yesterday, plus doing a live demo of how it works.  That’s the first time I’ve done one of the Channel 9 videos.  It’s a little disconcerting at first – there’s no script or practice or even editing.  Some guys…


Making .NET Framework Source Available to Developers

For any of you that have been following my blog, you may remember that I made a splash with a post about possible ways to release Windows Forms source code.  This generated a lot of discussion and was picked up by many of the major tech websites out there.  That was in February of 2005….