The community is sick, poisoned by the component vendors with closed source software “solutions” and stymied by Microsoft themselves who are so cleverly changing just fast enough to keep developers from solving problems themselves.
What can be done to save a development environment like that? How can community be built, not just in one shop but an entire ecosystem? There are a lot of great projects out there with .net as an integral player. Raven DB is a good example. There are certainly enough c# projects in github. Why is there not enough public buzz around them? Is it Microsoft or the developer community?