How can we improve WCF?

Open Source the whole thing so I can decide myself.

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    jezelljezell shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Most .NET Framework components including WCF source code have been open sourced at https://github.com/microsoft/referencesource. Current development of WCF client in .NET Core is also in open on https://github.com/dotnet/wcf/. Any future WCF development for .NET Core will most likely be open source too.

    Update: To clarify in case it causes confusion, the .NET Framework source code that was made available at https://github.com/microsoft/referencesource is read-only. Its intent is to assist the development of .NET Core and enable community to leverage for more .NET scenarios. The WCF development at https://github.com/dotnet/wcf is truly open source.

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      • abatishchevabatishchev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Try to go to a Google, Apple, Adobe, IBM, literally any software corporation's forum and demand to open source their product and make it owned by the community. Go now, I'll wait, report back the results.

      • Adam RalphAdam Ralph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Their is more to "open source" than just publishing the source in read only form, as you have done with the .net framework WCF code.

        Open source means that the source code is actively evolved by, and owned by the community, and that community has the ability to change that source and produce releasable products from it.

        It's good that the .net core WCF code is open source, but I believe this issue was raised as a request to make the .net framework WCF code open source. Please consider reopening this issue until that is done, or if you are not going to do it, this should be closed as "won't fix".

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can open source run encryption and to unencrypt in the private sector, and is the public sector able to use or build an app to use encryption.
        WCF is not yet to my knowledge because have not yet visited it

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