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Appendix A. The F# community

Since 2015, Microsoft has openly been a fan of moving to an open source model. Lots of .NET has been open sourced, and the impending delivery of .NET core—which includes a lighter, cross-platform version of the CLR—suggests that Microsoft sees the long-term future of .NET as running on equal footing on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Microsoft has a long way to go, though, in my opinion, until it truly adopts open source—there’s a world of difference between putting a repository on GitHub and embracing a community-led approach to development. Nonetheless, it’s something to be applauded.

If you’re not familiar with working with open source, community-led projects, doing so can be a great learning experience. Not only are ...

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