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From Michael Champion <Michael.Champ...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] Stonehenge
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:20:11 GMT
I'd also point out that there are free SDKs and Express versions of most of the Microsoft development
tools [1], targeted at non-commercial developers.  See  [2] for a neutral discussion of what
has been left out of the Express editions.

So, while these tools are not open source, there are no barriers that I know of against using
them to build and test open source software.

[1] http://www.microsoft.com/express/ (Designed for, but usable without Silverlight)
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Visual_Studio_Express

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Fremantle [mailto:pzfreo@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:15 AM
To: general@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Stonehenge


> 3. payment for development tools to contribute to the project may
> prove a barrier to new contributions. apache has always used open
> source build and test tools. this allows anyone with energy to dive in
> and contribute. i would hope that there would be no barriers to
> supporting open source build and test environments if volunteers
> stepped up to create and maintain them.

I believe that Microsoft already makes all the requirements to build
and test the .NET code available to Apache Committers via the MSDN
subscriptions it offers. So that is at least a help, if not the final
answer.


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