Re: Nice update on .Net development
"It must be hard for commercial giants to embrace the open source world without undermining their money-making model in some way."
Indeed. We'll see if "undermine" is the right word, or if "disrupt" might be better. But certainly, Microsoft is changing the way it makes its money. With some notable exceptions, a lot of Microsoft's recent effort is based around accruing as many users as possible, without necessarily worrying about leveraging single products (at least compared to the way Microsoft used to worry about leverage). If people want to use .NET to write for iOS, or want to use Office on Android, or want to use Cortana on a Mac (that's coming-- just wait), Microsoft seems to be content to accommodate them.