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Discussion on: Ruby has the kindest programming community and I have the data to prove it

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Tommy Parnell

I don't think edge has any bearing on the conversation. Quite a bit of edge is c++ anyway. Edge is a product, just like oracle (the database). There is nothing wrong with companies close sourcing products if they choose. Having closed source products does not preclude you to not being open source friendly.

dotnet + c# is being built completely in the open. I think the unfortunate thing is the community is a little to quick to fall inline to what microsoft pushes. Many competing alternatives in the dotnet space get pushed aside to whatever microsoft ships. I think this has more to do with the community, and less to microsoft themselves.

There are some awesome examples of openness from microsoft's part such as the community standup. Most of dotnet core's performance improvements over the last year have been community contributions. I no longer code in c# professionally, but when I was in the dotnet space my real wish was that the community spent less time looking toward microsoft and more time looking toward themselves for awesome products.