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Ironically, the .NET platform came from Brian Harry because he so very much disliked COM. When Sun and Microsoft had their dispute over Java and JVM, a pet project that Brian was on had the potential to compete with JVM, and from that C# and .NET were born. And Microsoft had to have interop with COM, so COM was integrated into .NET.

Not so much an ancestor. More of an internal competitor that ultimately got rolled in with COM.

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