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Help Decide Sandcastle's Fate

Sandcastle - the .Net community equivalent of RDoc/JavaDoc and the spiritual successor of the now defunct NDochas been removed from CodePlex. It's fate is currently up in the air and Microsoft is asking you for input on what should happen next. It was pulled down after the community at-large expressed reservations about Sandcastle being hosted on CodePlex while not being published under an Open Source license or even being posted in source form at all. According to the announcement on MSDN, the possible future for Sandcastle involves two scenarios:

I for one would love to see Sandcastle released as an open source project on CodePlex. It seems to me that Microsoft has had a great deal of success lately with releasing the MVC Framework as an open source project and I hope that they continue the trend. If you have used Sandcastle or foresee the need to have automatic code documentation generation on a project in the future, please do not hesitate to leave a comment letting the powers that be know how you feel.