I saw/read a talk this year, but I cannot find the link now maybe someone else can add it around here ...
It was a Microsoft manager explaining how the first project got open source, got a lot of traction and benefits, and then the other teams saw and jumped a board ASAP ...
It was probably a Scott Hanselman talk if I had to guess. I believe ASP.NET was the first part of the stack to go open source.
This sounds interesting, I'll have to look for this.
Would be interesting to hear if this is one of the reasons that ASP.NET Core has turned out as good as it has.
Here is a timely article about C# compiler going open source, and it touches on other projects which influenced that decision. Including my favorite language, F#.
I saw this as well. Opened a tab with it, but have yet to read it.
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