But it has to be thought out more. The power of Codeplex but still somehow not make it a link to some external site.
Actually, if not Codeplex integration, integrate source control into Sandbox? I don't know. We need some mechanism to make it easier for Niners to work on shared projects. Codeplex doesn't feel so optimal. It has no support for distributed source control.
.NET + distributed source control is a powerful thing. They are almost meant for each other.
Another really good idea IMO:
Have some projects that you the editors of Channel 9 come up with, and then give prizes to participants or something. Something open source that would benefit .NET developers. Think of something sorely missing from .NET but something that would not be too
difficult to implement (not so specialized). Then put up a project and let all niners on it, preferably a DSCM like BZR or GIT because that's safer then giving everyone SVN commit or whatever. I understand though if that's too NIH.
So, no contest for once just cooperation. Prizes don't have to big, like T-shirt if make 20 useful commits. Maybe a coupon $50 off on a Zune for 50 useful commits. You don't need a big carrot is what I am saying, but you should have some kind of carrot
to encourge participation.
Thank you for addressing my concern. I'm sorry if I sounded a bit rude, it's just something I am
very interested in for my own (non-academic) projects.
Hopefully it won't be long before I can use this EXTREMELY USEFUL (!!!!) technology in my own projects. The confines of a single computer is becoming really limiting, I really do not want to switch to Java, or have to re-implement my own Dyrad/Hadoop
instead of focus on the real problem. So it's quite frustrating.
Damn right and license it for non-academia while you are at it. I really think it's incredibly lame to discriminate like that. Fabulous job there on completely alienating commercial developers who need clustering and would love access to something like this.
You know, the kind of people that actually make you money in the form of increased Windows sales.
Yes it does piss me off. What reaction do you expect to do when you show me something interesting and make it illegal for me to use it. Gratification? Hell no. This is really so lame.
I knew I should I sticked with Java. I'd actually have a real clustering solution today (Hadoop). Really .NET can be so much better if you all stopped with your overzealous software hoarding mindsets. But Java is looking better every day.