Sunday, September 21, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Oculus 'Crescent Bay' Headset Announced
Microsoft Offers iPhone Users 30 GB of Free Storage
New Tizen Device Coming in India
Samsung Launches My Knox App For Latest Mobile Device
Android L To Support Encryption By Default
Microsoft Outlines Basic Elements Of Direct3D 12
New GeForce WHQL Driver Released
Panasonic and Leica Expand Partnership Agreement
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, September 11, 2009
Microsoft Funds Open Source Foundation


The CodePlex Foundation, a non-profit foundation formed with the mission of enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities, launched today, September 10, 2009.

Incorporated as a 501.c6 non-profit, the CodePlex Foundation was created as a forum in which open source communities and the software development community can come together with the shared goal of increasing participation in open source community projects.

Initial funding for the Foundation comes from Microsoft Corporation, donating U.S. $1 million.

CodePlex Foundation will be complementary to the software ecosystem and is not designed to compete with any of the existing open source foundations, according to Bill Staples, the General Manager for the Web Platform and Tools Team at Microsoft and a member of the interim CodePlex Foundation board. He hopes that the CodePlex Foundation will bring commercial and open source software development communities even closer. However, Microsoft's support of the Foundation is really the next logical step in the company's work with and engagement of open source software communities, and does not signal a shift in Microsoft's open source strategy, Staples said.

Over the past few years Microsoft has become increasingly supportive of open source, including sponsoring the Apache Software Foundation, contributing to the PHP Community, participating in Apache projects - including the Hadoop project and the Qpid project - and participation in various community events such as OSBC, OSCON, EclipseCon, PyCon, and the Moodle Conference.

"Our hope is that new opportunities will emerge for Windows and .NET developers to more actively participate in open source development through the CodePlex Foundation," Staples said.

Sam Ramji will serve as interim President of the Foundation. He will be supported by an interim Board of Directors, whose other members are Bill Staples, Stephanie Boesch, Miguel de Icaza, Britt Johnston, and Shaun Walker. Mr. Ramji and the interim Board will immediately begin a search for a permanent Executive Director, who will manage the day-today operations of the Foundation, as well as a permanent Board of Directors and a Board of Advisors.

There are a number of ways for individuals and companies to participate in the Foundation - via sponsorship, or by becoming a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors. Over the coming months, the Board will determine how projects are accepted as it defines project governance, which will provide clarity on how individuals or companies can contribute projects.

The Foundation's bylaws can be viewed here.


Previous
Next
LG Ships Its First Android Smartphone        All News        AMD Unveils ATI Eyefinity Multi-display Technology
IEEE Ratifies 802.11n, Wireless LAN Specification     General Computing News      Toshiba Gets Antitrust Clearance to Buy Fujitsu HDD Unit

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Releases New Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, PC Accessories
Microsoft To Hold Next-generation Windows Event
Microsoft to Buy Minecraft maker Mojang
Microsoft To Drop The Nokia Branding
Microsoft Azure Media Services Adds Live streaming, Content Protection and Indexing Services
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
Microsoft Updates MSN
China Gives Microsoft Deadline To Respond To Anti-trust Probe
China Probes Microsoft Over Web Browser And Media Player
FCC Filing Hints At a Microsoft Rival To Chromecast
Microsoft to Announce Windows 9 on September Event: report
Samsung, Microsoft Want To End Android Patent Dispute Soon

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .