It's been a while since I've emitted, for reasons other than sheer laziness. We're currently in the planning stages for the next release of Rotor, based on the Whidbey sources. I hope to produce some entries illustrating what we're going to be doing in this space. Nevertheless, the big news: Rotor RFP v2.0 has been announced. The announcement looks something like this:


Microsoft Research is pleased to announce the Second Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (SSCLI/Rotor) Request For Proposal (RFP).

Microsoft Research invites grant proposals from academics worldwide wishing to use SSCLI in research or curriculum, or to actively promote SSCLI community growth.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2004.  Grants will be awarded during February 2004 and projects will last no more than 18 months.  Winners will be invited to present their work at a workshop hosted by Microsoft Research in 2005.

Awards up to US$30,000 will be considered and grants will cover project and required travel costs including the end of project workshop although accommodation for that event will be covered by Microsoft Research.  Awards may be used to supplement existing funding arrangements for one or more researchers engaged in a specific project.

Full RFP details including application process are available at