I'm sure some of you have heard, but if not: Microsoft open sourced the core of .NET and plans to open source the rest in time. ASP.NET will now have a linux server bit as well. This is fantastic news and totally unexpected of Microsoft.http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/net-core-is-open-source.aspxIn addition to this, Microsoft will be releasing a "community" version of the next Visual Studio. Like the current express editions it'll be free, but it'll have way more features including allowing plugins. I'm excited to see how Mono will grow or become part of .NET and to see .NET games and applications be better supported on Linux, Mac, and mobile devices.Good work, Microsoft. What does everyone think of this?