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Microsoft sets up open-source foundation
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 11 September 2009 11:29
Microsoft has created the nonprofit CodePlex Foundation to target increased communication between open-source communities and software companies.

September 11, 2009 7:10 AM PDT
by Chris Duckett

Citing an under-representation of commercial software companies and their employees in open source, the CodePlex Foundation aims to work with particular projects to bridge the gap between the open-source and commercial worlds.

The Redmond giant has contributed $1 million to the foundation and has filled out its board and advisory panel with many Microsoft staffers, including Sam Ramji, who is leaving Microsoft as its open-source point man but is also becoming CodePlex Foundation's interim president.

Unlike other open-source foundations, such as the Mozilla Foundation and GNOME Foundation, the foundation said on its Web site that it intends to address the full spectrum of software projects.

This is an unexpected and interesting move from Redmond. Don't think that this is completely like other open-source foundations that you may be used to, though   [C/Net News...]     [Comments...]
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