(TechCrunch) Microsoft has announced that it will open-source its quantum computing efforts in the coming months. Those include Q#, a programming language for writing quantum code and a compiler for this language, as well as a quantum simulator. Te code will live on Microsoft’s GitHub page. Previously, the team had already open-sourced a number of tools and examples, as well as a library of quantum chemistry samples, but this is the first time the team is open-sourcing core parts of the platform.
Microsoft explained this is meant to make “quantum computing and algorithm development easier and more transparent for developers.” In addition, it will make it easier for academic institutions to use these tools, and developers, of course, will be able to contribute their own code and ideas.