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License obligations due to release of .NET components as Open Source RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I wonder what obligation arise from more and more .NET components being released as Open Source. I know that for other OOS it is required to mention the used component somewhere (info file, info dialog, splash screen) and to include the written license and/or sources on the distributed installation medium but so far I haven't found anything official from Microsoft. The fact that so far nobody got sued doesn't count for me as this may be more luck than law.

    Furthermore it would be interesting that which parts of a certain .NET version is released as Open Source. Is there some kind of list or matrix showing these facts?

    If you have a link to an official MS statement please let me know. Maybe this topic is also worth a FAQ entry.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Maart

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:37 AM

Answers

  • As your question is about .NET open source components and licensing, this forum (topic: .NET Framework setup) is probably not your best information source.

    You may find this blog useful: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/net-core-is-open-source.aspx

    Also, the .NET Foundation forums is a good place to ask: http://forums.dotnetfoundation.org/

    Finally, authoritative answers to licensing questions are best provided by Microsoft licensing specialists, found here:

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:26 PM
  • Hi Maart,

    Here is the place where you can see open source code of .NET:

    http://referencesource.microsoft.com/

    I'm sorry I haven't saw a full list about all .NET open source things. There are lot of things. I think you can just take the above site as your reference if you want to see common open source code. And if you cannot find some specific component, you can just search it with your favourite search engine.

    Best regards,



    Barry
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    Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:30 AM
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All replies

  • As your question is about .NET open source components and licensing, this forum (topic: .NET Framework setup) is probably not your best information source.

    You may find this blog useful: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/net-core-is-open-source.aspx

    Also, the .NET Foundation forums is a good place to ask: http://forums.dotnetfoundation.org/

    Finally, authoritative answers to licensing questions are best provided by Microsoft licensing specialists, found here:

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:26 PM
  • Hi Maart,

    Here is the place where you can see open source code of .NET:

    http://referencesource.microsoft.com/

    I'm sorry I haven't saw a full list about all .NET open source things. There are lot of things. I think you can just take the above site as your reference if you want to see common open source code. And if you cannot find some specific component, you can just search it with your favourite search engine.

    Best regards,



    Barry
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    Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:30 AM
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