In a blatant attempt to put Lutz Roeder out of business (or at the very least, hasten the demise of his empire), today Microsoft released the source code for a number of .NET technologies, including Windows Presentation Foundation. Seven Attorneys General have already vowed to investigate this act as a possible violation of the consent decree. Read more here.
That’s right… I did it! I renamed this post and removed the ‘M’ word.
Why? Because I do not want anyone to mistakenly associate me with these dolts (thanks for the tip, Brownie) who are addlepated enough to *actually believe* that this move by Microsoft represents monopolistic behavior. They don’t get it! The source code was not released for their benefit, nor was it released to injure them… It was released to help those of us who are actually writing Windows software. It certainly has nothing to do with their little project to reinvent someone else’s IP.
– Napoleon Dynamite