March 27, 2002

Microsoft makes a college try on sharing source

C|Net's reports: " Spooked by the growing popularity of Linux and Java software, Microsoft is opening up its source code to up-and-coming programmers on college campuses.

Microsoft said Wednesday that it will share with students more than a million lines of source code--the underlying software blueprint--for its .Net Internet initiative, including the code for its Shared Source CLI implementation, which takes aim at rival programming language Java. The code will be available on the Windows and FreeBSD operating systems."

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