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    IronPython - response to comments

    I've had a few inquiries on the relationship of IronPython to Mono. Technically, IronPython is designed to run on any platform that implements the CLI specification v2.0. We would consider it a bug in IronPython if it didn’t run on a correct implementation...
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    At PyCon (a conference for Python developers) last week, Microsoft made an announcement regarding the project code named IronPython . Python is an open source dynamic language – for non-developers like me – dynamic languages enable developers to produce...
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    Source Access Direct Benefits?

    On Thursday last week I met with a delegation representing Eastern European members of the press (about 40 of them) at our facilities in Redmond . We talked through issues of source licensing and how they are perceived in their respective countries. One...
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    Shared Source Programs and EU Member States

    In Eastern Europe today, we announced the expansion of the Windows and Windows CE Premium Shared Source programs to Cyprus , Estonia , Latvia , Lithuania , Malta , Slovakia , and Slovenia . The addition of these seven means that all European Union member...
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    Shared Source - More than Windows.

    Thanks for the feedback on the first posting with meat on the bones. I’m moderating the comments in an attempt to keep the spammers at bay – but I’m posting all comments, positive or negative to keep this a space of “open” thought. Sorry, couldn’t help...
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    More Open Than Open

    Today I sat on a panel with Matt Asay of Novell, Dan Frye of IBM and Tim Witham of the OSDL – three deep thinkers on the topic of OSS and people for whom I have a great deal of respect. We were speaking to an audience of CIOs in Portland , OR – my home...
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    Hello World

    For the past four years, my wife has wondered if I might not be the brightest bulb in the marquee as I have traveled the world representing Microsoft at open source conferences and events. Yet, as the Director of Shared Source for Microsoft, I have found...
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