The Reaqtor project is the result of over 15 years of investment from Microsoft, and has now been open sourced to the .NET Foundation under The MIT License.
The process of open sourcing Reaqtor took endjin, Microsoft and the .NET Foundation over 4 years to complete and involved 1000s of hours of meetings, proof of concepts, whitepapers, business cases, patent reviews and legal sign off, which cost many tens of thousands of dollars.
Now that the source code belongs to the community, it's vital for the community to support the project to ensure it has a long term, sustainable future. Reaqtor is an order of magnitude bigger than Reactive Extensions with over 166 projects, and 90 NuGet packages.
How you can help
- Star the repo - this helps us measure how many people are interested in the project.
- Spread the word by blogging, vlogging, tweeting or podcasting. You can also make use of the Reaqtive Creative Assets which are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license. Create an issue with the advocacy label to share your content so we can amplify it.
- Present at your local User Group (you can use one of the pre-canned community presentations & demos).
- Submit documentation, sample, and demo updates, or improve reaqtive.net.
- Making contributions to the codebase. The list of up for grabs issues or good first issue are a great place to start.
- Asking your employer to reciprocate and contribute to open source.
- Sponsor the project, or ask your employer to sponsor the project if they derive any value from using it. The best way to de-risk adoption is to ensure the project has a long, sustainable future.
If you'd like to drop in and chat about Reaqtor, we have a slack channel available at https://reaqtive.slack.com/ or if you have an issue, suggestion or contribution, please create an issue or PR via the GitHub repository.