I hope the open source turn will happen. And I admit that my thread was aiming precisely in that direction.
I wonder how many years will take to get there ? I'm definetely not renewing my license next year
I'm a java developer myself and I would try to fix something to make MS more productive for me.
Is there anyone reading these forums who knows better about the future of MS ?
Well since Ben doesn't appear to have posted anything since February this year, I suspect we are indeed on our own.
However I remember years ago, the MS staff said that if they every went belly-up they would release the code as open-source software. I think it is getting near time for that to happen if they can't provide any further support.