This week, the Telerik® development team made the JustDecompile decompilation engine source code is available on GitHub. Yes, we are making the code open source under the Apache 2.0 license.
Why Open Source?
Open source commits but is not limited to better quality, higher reliability and more flexibility.
We’ve had requests to open source the product in the past; we listened. When we first released JustDecompile, we promised it would be FREE. FOR EVERYONE. FOREVER. We have decided to go even further and open the code up to the public. Ultimately, we hope to make many developers happy, build a strong community around JustDecompile and deliver the best free .NET decompiler.
What Part of JustDecompile is Open Sourced?
We are open sourcing just the decompilation engine of the product, or, in other words, the code that does the job.
Learn more in our FAQ section, or contribute directly to the code on GitHub.
What Does It Mean for Me?
The direct benefits for you include:
- The ability to see what’s behind the scenes of JustDecompile
- The ability to contribute to the project with a bug fix or a new feature
- The ability to leverage community contribution to develop a better product
What Does It Mean for the Product?
This change will result in a stronger tool available for free for all .NET developers. The official version of the product itself, as a runnable program, will continue to be available for download on our website, as it has always been. Installation remains the same. Basically, nothing changes, except the decompilation engine source code is now public. Anyone is able to commit changes using GitHub after signing the contributor agreement, just as it is for any other open-source software. After our team approves the contribution, we’ll include the commits to the JustDecompile official releases.
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