Microsoft released an early developer version of an open source package manager, dubbed NuPack, for its .NET platform yesterday. Independent coders on the Nublar (NU) project worked with Microsoft on NuPack, and on Wednesday it was handed over to MS-sponsored Outercurve Foundation. “NuPack is a free, open source developer- …
Nomenclatural ribabldry really is rife
I know there are some reasons for it - thinking up good names is hard, that's why marketroids get paid, the open development process pretty much lumbers you with whatever you thought of first, etc - but it really does seem that every open source project just has to have a wacky name.
It's kind of sweet, actually.
It's nice to see MS embracing and extending, lets hope they can stem the evil urge to add the third 'E' to their usual deadly triumvirate.
one does have to be careful with names. Given the recent problems in reporting on the Delhi games and controversies involving Sheila Dixit, for example the soon to be ex-TV-host in NZ, who couldn't mispronounce her name without laughing, each of several times he did so, you should think ahead to the less-than-admiring ways a name may be applied.
This project and product could have been named Paxit. I'm sure a similar mispronunciation would be preferred by those not favoring .Net
Microsoft lovingly open sources .NET package manager
...so why is there no mention of the EXACT OPEN SOURCE LICENCE being used. GPL....surely not!!!!
And no, of course it isn't the GPL, which is to restrictive for many commercial uses.
MS (rightly) described the GPL as a viral license, do you think they've really gone all beardy, starry eyed and cuddly ?
Good on Microsoft
It's heartening to see this from Microsoft; getting out of their own way in order to do what is smartest for them in the long run.
Is a go!
Operation Extend is in the planning stages
Operation Extinguish has been proposed.
That is all.
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