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C# Open Source software that is useful for learning Design Patterns [closed]

In college I took a class in Expert Systems. The language the book taught (CLIPS) was esoteric - Expert Systems: Principles and Programming, Fourth Edition. I remember having a tough time with it. ...
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1answer
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Which license can I use for my open source AWS project [closed]

I'm creating a project on codeplex that uses Amazon Web Services and the AWS SDK for .NET Which licenses can I use? The SDK is released under Apache 2.0 license, so I assume my project can or should ...
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2answers
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Open source project, should I post “… will give you licenses to …” or not?

I have just accepted the second developer into an open source project. I'm not going to say which it is, for obvious reasons (read the rest of this question.) The project is a C# / .NET projectl A ...
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1answer
519 views

Best way to share / “donate” a C# software - and what license? [closed]

Some years back I have developed a little C# class library, which is still frequently downloaded. Since I do not have the time to support the project any more, I would like to donate it. What is the ...
4
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2answers
223 views

Third-party open-source projects in .NET and Ruby and NIH syndrome [on hold]

The title might seem to be inflammatory, but it's here to catch your eye after all. I'm a professional .NET developer, but I try to follow other platforms as well. With Ruby being all hyped up ...
4
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2answers
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How do I get people to contribute ideas for my .NET library?

I maintain a LGPL library for rapid development of large scale .NET applications, It's a general purpose class library containing functionalities that are used at the DAL and BLL level. So, in ...
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Why hasn't C# gained much traction within the opensource community?

I'm not expecting C# to be on par with say Java or Python in the open source community, but it still surprises me just how far behind it is. 'Multi language' open source repos like google code or ...
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5answers
255 views

Have you ever hated a framework/programming language/platform but you eventually became curious in learning?

Little background: I've always been kind of a Microsoft hater. A while ago just the fact of learning a something like C# scared me. I was only interested in opensource project and programming ...
7
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3answers
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mercurial or tfs for codeplex?

I've been working on a .NET personal project for a little while now and it's almost ready to go open source. I've decided (arbitrarily) to host it on codeplex. Codeplex offers TFS or mercurial. I'm ...
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7answers
703 views

Does making source code available affect your ability to generate revenue?

We’re working on a .Net framework which ultimately amounts to a single DLL. We intend to charge for commercial use of the framework, but make it free for open source/non-commercial use. The rough ...