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Microsoft open sources Xamarin SDKs and launches exclusive portal

May 09, 2016
Microsoft open sources Xamarin SDKs and launches exclusive portal
Microsoft recently open sourced the Xamarin SDKs for Android, iOS, and Mac to the .NET Foundation. Branded under the MIT license, the open sourced tools includes Mono runtime ports for iOS and Android including the basic command-line build tools, and Xamarin.Forms.

Commenting on the latest release, Microsoft revealed that it shows the company strong commitment towards open source and its willingness to incorporate native .NET on every single device, ranging from mobile, desktop to cloud. Moreover, the release is also part of Scott Guthrie's series of latest announcements.

As part of the latest development, Microsoft also launched an exclusive web portal, which showcases all Xamarin products which are open sourced. 

You need to visit the official Xamarin open source portal and learn about the various products. The portal features all the Xamarin components which are recently open sourced by Microsoft. Moreover, you will be able to participate directly and get involved with the Xamarin product team and the community.

With the recent launch of open.xamarin.com, Microsoft has opened more avenues for developer participation. You can subscribe to the four different mailing lists and also involve with the community through live chat on Gitter.

Meanwhile, the Xamarin engineering team will be working in Microsoft repositories on GitHub and will work towards to make the Xamarin SDKs better. Xamarin encourages developers to interact with the community on GitHub to file potential issues, make feature requests, submit pull requests and make the product better for everyone.