ASP.Net MVC 1.0 now open source

Rails-like .Net Web system can now be used on Linux with Mono

According to Scott Guthrie, ASP.Net MVC 1.0 has now been released as open source code under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL). Whoo-hoo!

For those of you who may be baffled by my enthusiasm, it is twofold. First, ASP.Net MVC brings much of the spirit of Ruby on Rails development to ASP.Net. Second, open-sourcing ASP.Net MVC means that it can easily be used on Linux with Mono.

According to Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono and Gnome projects, and Michael Hutchinson, the Novell software engineer who did the integration, adding ASP.Net MVC support to MonoDevelop is as simple as adding to the MonoDevelop addin manager and installing the ASP.Net MVC addin. All you need is Mono 2.4 and MonoDevelop 2.0.